A person employed by a commercial company or merchant to take charge of a cargo exported by the company or merchant to a foreign country or countries, to sell the goods there to the best advantage, and to purchase proper commodities to relade the ship on its return voyage. 48 Am J1st Ship § 484.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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