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circulator

[sur-kyuh-ley-ter] /ˈsɜr kyəˌleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who moves from place to place.
2.
a person who circulates money, information, etc.
3.
a talebearer or scandalmonger.
4.
any of various devices for circulating gases or liquids.
5.
Obsolete. a mountebank.
Origin of circulator
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin circulātor itinerant vendor who gathers a circle of people round himself (see circulate, -tor); later as circulate + -or2
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n.

"one who puts (something) in circulation," 1755, agent noun in Latin form from circulate (v.). Classical Latin circulator meant "peddler, hawker," a sense attested occasionally in English 17c. and after.

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