ex·​pos·​i·​tor | \ ik-ˈspä-zə-tər How to pronounce expositor (audio) \

Definition of expositor

: a person who explains : commentator

Examples of expositor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a scholar and a jurist, Scalia was the chief expositor of the judicial philosophy known as originalism. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "The Trump Impeachment Hearings and Justice Antonin Scalia," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of expositor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for expositor

Middle English expositour, from Anglo-French expositur, from Late Latin expositor, from Latin exponere

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“Expositor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expositor. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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