fautor

noun (1)
fau·​tor | \ ˈfȯtə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of fautor

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archaic
: one that gives support : patron, protector, partisan, abettor

fautor

noun (2)
fau·​tor | \ ˈfȯtər \

Scottish variant of

dialectal, British
: a wrongdoer especially against the church

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History and Etymology for fautor

Noun (1)

Middle English fautour, from Latin or Middle French; Middle French fauteur, from Latin fautor, from fautus (past participle of favēre to be favorable) + -or

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“Fautor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fautor. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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