undertaker


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Undertaker \Un`der*tak"er\, n.
   1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or
      business. --Beau. & Fl.
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   2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for
      another; a contractor.
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            To sign deputations for undertakes to furnish their
            proportions of saltpeter.             --Evelyn.
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            In come some other undertakes, and promise us the
            same or greater wonders.              --South.
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   3. Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of
      funerals.
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