From: Randal D Sawtelle (
Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 22:15:44 EDT

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<DIV>Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote:<BR>A book review in the current edition of the
C.B.Q includes the word =<BR>&quot;tradent&quot;.<BR><BR>From the context in
which it appears --and other examples I have come<BR>across-- I realize what the
meaning is.<BR><BR>However, I am intrigued to find that the two volume New
Shorter Oxford<BR>English Dictionary (1993) does not list this word.<BR><BR>Does
anyone know of a dictionary which gives both a definition of this
=<BR>word<BR>and its derivation?<BR><BR>Is it ikely that the immediate origin of
the word is German?<BR><BR>BTW, the NSOED is now available on CD-ROM at half the
price of the two<BR>bound volumes, and is a _most_ marvellous tool.<BR>I
thoroughly recommend it.<BR><BR>Maurice A. O'Sullivan<BR>[ Bray, Ireland ]<BR><A
href=""></A>&quot;<BR><BR>Maurice,<BR>My Oxford
English Dictionary states the following:<BR>&quot;Tradent -&nbsp; Rom. Law.
rare. [pd. L. tradens, tradent-, pr. pple. of =<BR>tradere to hand over, to
deliver.] The person who delivers or hands over =<BR>any property to another.
1880 Muirhead 580 Gaius The conditions upon =<BR>which it carried the property
were that the tradent was owner.&quot;<BR><BR>Randal D. Sawtelle<BR>Liberty
University/Baptist Theological Seminary<BR>Lynchburg,


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