acquirer

Primary Meanings of acquirer

1.
n
a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
2.
n
a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
Full Definitions of acquirer
1

n a person who acquires something (usually permanently)

Types:
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receiver, recipient
a person who receives something
appropriator
someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
procurer, securer
someone who obtains or acquires
addressee
one to whom something is addressed
alienee, grantee
someone to whom the title of property is transferred
annuitant
the recipient of an annuity
assignee
(law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
beneficiary, donee
the recipient of funds or other benefits
borrower
someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
conferee
a person on whom something is bestowed
consignee
the person to whom merchandise is delivered over
dependant, dependent
a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
grantee
a recipient of a grant
heir, heritor, inheritor
a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
honoree
a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
host
(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
kleptomaniac
someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive
mandatary, mandatory
the recipient of a mandate
payee
a person to whom money is paid
poacher
someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
pre-emptor, preemptor
someone who acquires land by preemption
protege
a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
sendee
the intended recipient of a message
transferee
(law) someone to whom a title or property is conveyed
warrantee
a recipient of a warrant issued by a court in the United States
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock

Type of:
bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution
a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
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n a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee

Synonyms:
merchant bank
Type of:
bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution
a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities

n the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card

Type of:
financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization
an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

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