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middleman

1. an independent trader engaged in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer
2. Theatre the interlocutor in minstrel shows
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STEP 4: The most feasible option according to the need of the student in reference to the course and college is taken up by the middlemen.
This foreign worker will make calls in his country and there will be no less than two or maybe three middlemen who will facilitate the deal," said the official.
Sources told Headlines Today that one of the middlemen -- Christian Michel -- being probed in the chopper scam, worked for French aircraft manufacturer Dassault in India.
Brokering Belonging comprises five separate chapters that examine the roles of Chinese brokers or middlemen in a series of specific contexts, including translating Chinese documents and interview responses for immigration officials and in both civil and criminal court cases; protesting against the segregation of Chinese students in the Victoria public schools in 1922; shaping public perception of Chinese immigrant communities by mediating responses to sociological studies; urging Chinese Canadians not to "boycott military service to Protest their disenfranchisement" but to sign up for military service after they were permitted to join the armed services in 1944; and brokering remittances to China after the outbreak of hostilities with Japan in 1937.
For producers, selling the flour at cost was a good deal in part because they could get their money immediately instead of waiting for months from checks promised by middlemen.
The cost of transactions also went up for the Dubai middlemen as they use US dollars to pay Indian exporters.
The two middlemen also admitted their role in bribing the government employee.
We want to eradicate the middlemen who fleece the innocent workers who leave their homeland to earn for their families," the minister said.
Some studies have concluded that middlemen have been skimming off excessive profits and that should be eliminated, so that the growers get better return of their produce.
A senior source within a produce marketer said the moves spelled trouble for middlemen who did not offer extra value to growers and retailers.
DUBAI: Bahrain's labor minister said on Sunday that reforms to the sponsorship system for hiring foreign workers would cut out middlemen and allow the government more control over expatriate numbers.
and Dillon (political studies, Bard College) have determined that a complex network of middlemen worked together across political and social boundaries to maintain the shape of republican Shanghai.