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DaiMon was a quasi-military rank used by the Ferengi Alliance. A DaiMon was approximately equivalent to a Starfleet captain. The purchase of this title usually meant command of a Ferengi starship, or an official political or military posting. In the Ferengi language, DaiMon translated to "Captain". (ENT: "Acquisition")
DaiMons were authorized to explore new trade opportunities on behalf of the Ferengi Alliance. This may have included negotiating new trade routes or agreements, even piracy. DaiMons were often empowered to speak on behalf of the Ferengi Alliance, possibly even speaking for the Grand Nagus. (TNG: "The Last Outpost", "The Price")
However, it was not uncommon for DaiMons to pursue profit opportunities that were not approved by the Ferengi Alliance. In such cases failed ventures could result in the loss of command for a DaiMon and, if criminal activity was involved (as may often be the case), disavowment by the Ferengi government. (TNG: "The Battle", "Rascals")