definitor

noun def·i·ni·tor \ ˈdefəˌnītə(r) \

Definition of definitor

plural -s
1 :an official charged under canon law with the supervision of ecclesiastical property in one of the districts into which a deanery is divided and with aiding the dean
2 a :a member of the general chapter in some religious orders
b :a member of the governing council of some religious orders chosen to aid the superior in the government of the order

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Origin and Etymology of definitor

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, teacher, from Latin definitus (past participle of definire to determine, bring to an end, explain) + -or


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