tractator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tractātor (manager, homilist).

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tractator (plural tractators)

  1. (historical) In medieval commerce, the person who handles or transports merchandise on behalf of an investor; an entrepreneur.
    • 1987, John H. Pryor, Commerce, Shipping and Naval Warfare in the Medieval Mediterranean, page 172
      As well as being greatly useful to tractators who wanted to go on to further voyages or to stay overseas for a longer period, it was also indispensable when a tractator fell ill or died.
  2. A person who writes tracts.
  3. A Tractarian.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Kingsley to this entry?)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tractō (handle, manage, transact) +‎ -tor.

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Noun[edit]

tractātor m (genitive tractātōris); third declension

  1. (Classical Latin) masseur
  2. (Classical Latin) imperial official, manager
  3. (Late Latin) commentator, homilist
  4. (Late Latin) accountant
  5. (Medieval Latin) tractator, entrepreneur; person responsible for shipping and handling merchandise on behalf of an investor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tractātor tractātōrēs
Genitive tractātōris tractātōrum
Dative tractātōrī tractātōribus
Accusative tractātōrem tractātōrēs
Ablative tractātōre tractātōribus
Vocative tractātor tractātōrēs

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Verb[edit]

tractātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of tractō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of tractō

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