Orator

Definition of Orator

Or´a`tor
n.1.A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
I am no orator, as Brutus is.
- Shak.
Some orator renowned
In Athens or free Rome.
- Milton.
2.(Law) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
3.(Eng. Universities) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; - called also public orator.

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Burke, Cicero, demagog, demagogue, Demosthenes, Edmund Burke, elocutionist, eulogist, haranguer, Henry, Isocrates, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orate, panegyrist, Patrick Henry, public speaker, rabble-rouser, rhetorician, speaker, speechifier, speechmaker, spellbinder, talker, tub-thumper, Tully, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer
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