from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who acts as an intermediary or messenger between two sides.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who passes from one to another of different persons or parties as an agent or assistant in negotiation or intrigue; one who serves another or others as an intermediary.
  • noun A servant who assists in the duties of two positions. See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A negotiator who acts as a link between parties; an intermediate agent; a broker; a procurer; -- sometimes in a disparaging sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An intermediary or middleman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a negotiator who acts as a link between parties


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