pro·​loc·​u·​tor prō-ˈlä-kyə-tər How to pronounce prolocutor (audio)
: one who speaks for another : spokesman
: presiding officer : chairman

Examples of prolocutor in a Sentence

was chosen as prolocutor of the international colloquium
Recent Examples on the Web Peter de Montfort is recorded as having been ‘prolocutor’ (i.e. speaker) of the ‘Mad’ Parliament which met at Oxford in 1258. Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 5 Jan. 2023 There are many notable individuals worthy of that kind of invite, but Mitchell is a fantastic choice, a powerful prolocutor for college grads who need to hear and be fortified by what the man offers. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of prolocutor was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Prolocutor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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