auctioneer n. (orig. boxing)
Auctioneer, The (1901)
Coxe, Peter (1752 - 1844), auctioneer
Greenwood, John (1727 - 1792), painter, engraver, auctioneer
Hollstein, F. W. H. (1888 - 1957), auctioneer, antiquarian
Hone, Philip (1780 - 1851), auctioneer, patron, collector
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1 In practical usage, the auctioneer manages the bidding process in an auction.
2 As a theoretical construct, the auctioneer is a fictitious device to explain the determination of equilibrium prices in a competitive economy in which no firm or consumer has price-setting power.
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