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glossator

[glo-sey-ter, glaw-] /glɒˈseɪ tər, glɔ-/
noun
1.
a person who writes glosses; glossarist.
2.
one of the medieval interpreters of the Roman and canon laws.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English glosator < Medieval Latin glōssātor commentator, equivalent to glōssā(re) to explain, interpret (see gloss2) + Latin -tor -tor
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glossatorial
[glos-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈglɔ sə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glossatorial

glossator

/ɡlɒˈseɪtə/
noun
1.
Also called glossarist, glossist, glossographer. a writer of glosses and commentaries, esp (in the Middle Ages) an interpreter of Roman and Canon Law
2.
a compiler of a glossary
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Word Origin and History for glossatorial

glossator

n.

"writer of glosses," late 14c., from Medieval Latin glossator, from Latin glossa (see gloss (n.2)). Also in same sense were glossographer (c.1600), glossographist (1774).

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