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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


distributor
A distributor, unlike an agent, purchases goods from a supplier in his own right for resale within his own territory and takes his profit on the margin between price paid and price received. He may well perform a much more extensive service within his territory for the supplier than an agent.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


distributor
A person who buys goods on his own account from the supplier or exporter and resells them to customers in his own territory. He is essentially an independent contractor. He does not act as a channel of communication between the supplier and the customer and will usually have no authority to create a contract between the supplier and the customer.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


distributor
A wholesaler; an individual, corporation, or partnership buying goods in bulk quantities from a manufacturer at a price close to the cost of manufacturing them and reselling them at a higher price to other dealers, or to various retailers, but not directly to the general public.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


distributor
A wholesaler; an individual, corporation, or partnership buying goods in bulk quantities from a manufacturer at a price close to the cost of manufacturing them and reselling them at a higher price to other dealers, or to various retailers, but not directly to the general public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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