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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. [1913 Webster] I am no orator, as Brutus is. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Some orator renowned In Athens or free Rome. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]