orator


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            I am no orator, as Brutus is.         --Shak.
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            Some orator renowned
            In Athens or free Rome.               --Milton.
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   2. (Law)
      (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a
          petitioner.
      (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
          --Burrill.
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   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.
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