intermediary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French intermédiaire

Adjective[edit]

intermediary

  1. Intermediate.

Noun[edit]

intermediary (plural intermediaries)

  1. An agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      A Mr. Whymper, a solicitor living in Willingdon, had agreed to act as intermediary between Animal Farm and the outside world []
  2. An arranger of a contract or other agreement who is separate from the parties to the agreement
  3. One or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
  4. A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
    The intermediary between the manufacturer and retailer is the wholesaler

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