factor (n.)
agent, representative, broker
1H4 III.ii.147[Prince Hal to King Henry] Percy is but my factor ... / To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf
AC II.vi.10[Pompey to Caesar, Antony and Lepidus] To you all three ... / Chief factors for the gods
CE I.i.42[Egeon to Duke] my factor's death
Cym I.vii.188[Iachimo to Innogen, of himself and his companions] the factor for the rest
R3 III.vii.133[Buckingham to Richard, of his leading the country] Not as ... lowly factor for another's gain
R3 IV.iv.72[Queen Margaret to Duchess of York, of Richard] hell's black intelligencer; / Only reserved their factor to buy souls / And send them thither [i.e. his only role on earth is as an agent of hell]
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