rhetor

noun
rhe·​tor | \ ˈrē-ˌtȯr How to pronounce rhetor (audio) , ˈre-; ˈrē-tər, ˈre- How to pronounce rhetor (audio) \

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First Known Use of rhetor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhetor

Middle English rethor, from Latin rhetor, from Greek rhētōr

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“Rhetor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhetor. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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