prolocutor

noun
pro·​loc·​u·​tor | \ prō-ˈlä-kyə-tər How to pronounce prolocutor (audio) \

Definition of prolocutor

1 : one who speaks for another : spokesman
2 : presiding officer : chairman

Examples of prolocutor in a Sentence

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First Known Use of prolocutor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prolocutor

Middle English, from Latin, from pro- for + locutor speaker, from loqui to speak

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“Prolocutor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prolocutor. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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