im·pre·sa·ri·o (ĭm′prĭ-särē-ō′, -sâr-)
n. pl. im·pre·sa·ri·os
1. One who sponsors or produces entertainment, especially the director of an opera company.
2. A manager; a producer.
[Italian, from impresa, undertaking, from feminine past participle of imprendere, to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprēndere; see EMPRISE.]
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