acquirer

Definitions of acquirer
  1. noun
    a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
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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
  2. noun
    a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock
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    bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution
    a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
  3. noun
    a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
    synonyms: merchant bank
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    type of:
    bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution
    a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
  4. noun
    the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
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    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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