Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person employed to sell goods on commission, either in his own name or in the name of his principal, and intrusted with the possession, management, control, and disposal of the goods sold: differing from a broker, who is an agent employed to make bargains and contracts between other persons in matters of trade.
- n. One who buys or sells groceries, or garden or dairy produce, etc., on commission.
“The groom was a former neighbor named William Anderson Moffett, eleven years her senior and a partner in the commission-merchant firm of Moffett, Stillwell and Company.”
“You know your uncle David was a commission-merchant, and very often had packages left with him for safe-keeping.”
“I should conjecture that he was a kind of guide, philosopher, and friend, with a little of the agent and commission-merchant," replied”
“Each hogshead is branded with the name of the owner, and thus shipped to his commission-merchant, when the hogshead is 'broken' by tearing off a stave, thus exposing the strata of the bulk to view.”
“Little by little the government will become manufacturer, commission-merchant, and retail dealer.”
“The commission-merchant -- that is, the merchant -- that is, the man -- is a gambler, a slanderer, a charlatan, a mercenary, a thief, a forger ....”
“The commission-merchant is the type, the highest expression, of monopoly, the embodiment of commerce, that is, of civilization.”
“Every function depends upon his, participates in it, or is assimilated to it: for, as from the standpoint of the distribution of wealth the relations of men with each other are all reducible to exchanges, -- that is, to transfers of values, -- it may be said that civilization is personified in the commission-merchant.”
“Jean-Jules Popinot, in order to aid Honorine, the Count's wife, sent her a pretended commission-merchant, probably Felix Gaudissart, offering a more than generous price for the flowers she made.”
“He held in his hand a pencil, and a card of some commission-merchant in foreign parts, on the back of which, for there was light enough to read or write by, he seemed ready to figure out a calculation.”
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