1. One who handles, controls, or directs, especially:
a. One who directs a business or other enterprise.
b. One who controls resources and expenditures, as of a household.
2. One who is in charge of the business affairs of an entertainer.
a. One who is in charge of the training and performance of an athlete or team.
b. A student who is in charge of the equipment and records of a school or college team.
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