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orator


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Orator  \Or"a*tor\,  n.  [L.,  fr  orare  to  speak,  utter.  See 
  {Oration}.] 
  1.  A  public  speaker;  one  who  delivers  an  oration;  especially, 
  one  distinguished  for  his  skill  and  power  as  a  public 
  speaker;  one  who  is  eloquent. 
 
  I  am  no  orator,  as  Brutus  is  --Shak. 
 
  Some  orator  renowned  In  Athens  or  free  Rome. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  In  equity  proceedings,  one  who  prays  for  relief;  a 
  petitioner. 
  b  A  plaintiff,  or  complainant,  in  a  bill  in  chancery. 
  --Burrill. 
 
  3.  (Eng.  Universities)  An  officer  who  is  the  voice  of  the 
  university  upon  all  public  occasions,  who  writes,  reads, 
  and  records  all  letters  of  a  public  nature,  presents,  with 
  an  appropriate  address,  those  persons  on  whom  honorary 
  degrees  are  to  be  conferred,  and  performs  other  like 
  duties;  --  called  also  {public  orator}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  orator 
  n  :  a  person  who  delivers  a  speech  or  oration  [syn:  {speechmaker}, 
  {rhetorician},  {public  speaker}] 




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