Definition of rapporteur
: a person who gives reports (as at a meeting of a learned society)
Examples of rapporteur in a sentence
He was selected to be the UN's rapporteur on nuclear energy.
Did You Know?
Rapporteur was adopted into English in the early 16th century and is a descendant of the Middle French verb rapporter, meaning "to bring back, report, or refer." Other descendants of "rapporter" in English include "rapportage" (a rare synonym of "reportage," in the sense of "writing intended to give an account of observed or documented events") and "rapport" ("harmonious relationship"). The words "report," "reporter," "reportage," etc., are also distant relatives of "rappouteur"; all can ultimately be traced back to the Latin prefix re-, meaning "back, again, against," and the Latin word portare, meaning "to carry."
Origin and Etymology of rapporteur
Medieval French, from rapporter to bring back, report
First Known Use: circa 1500
RAPPORTEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rapporteur for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to do research and present official reports on a particular subject
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