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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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2D Criminal Law [section] 248 (2007) (recognizing derivative entrapment defense in some circuits); LAFAVE, supra note 2, [section] 9.8(a) (defining derivative entrapment as government inducement of defendant through unsuspecting middleman); Entrapment Through Middlemen, supra note 21, at 1125 (identifying unanimous application of entrapment defense to government persuasion of unsuspecting middleman to induce defendant).
Perhaps in the future we'll see retrointermediation (the return of the middleman), semi-intermediation (in which middlemen go halfway but no farther) or even cryptointermediation (the middleman is missing and can't be found anywhere).
According to newindpress.com in most cases, middlemen arrange for donors who on record are shown as "compassionate donors" or blood relatives to evade the law that bans the sale of organs, adding that donors are paid "a pittance" while middlemen drive a hard bargain.
Fairtrade cuts out the middlemen and deals directly with growers.
For instance, the book examines advertisements of the Gilded Age from a new perspective, attempting to discern from the ads whether manufacturers were willing to deal directly with rural consumers or instead were relying on middlemen to distribute their wares.
According to the charges, the owners turned over their vehicles to middlemen to get rid of them, filed insurance claims falsely reporting their vehicles as stolen, and received settlements of up to $32,000.
A single tuna on Friday fetched a record 20.2 million yen at the year's first auction at Tsukiji Uoichiba Co., Tokyo's biggest fish market for professional marine-product wholesale middlemen, Tsukiji officials said.
Insurers are middlemen between consumers and reinsurers, he said ."Does what you do justify a 30% or 40% margin?
But with the disintermediation of middlemen for money and products, who needs the middlemen of politics?
Why not just put the bills on the biller's Web site and cut out the inefficient middlemen?"
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No longer will Western businessmen, and their shadowy middlemen, armed with contracts for prestigous development projects and hidden slush funds, get away with greasing the palms of Third World government ministers and their officials.