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oratrix

[awr-uh-triks, or-] /ˈɔr ə trɪks, ˈɒr-/
noun, plural oratrices
[awr-uh-trahy-seez, or-] /ˌɔr əˈtraɪ siz, ˌɒr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who delivers an oration; a public speaker, especially one of great eloquence.
Also, oratress
[awr-uh-tris, or-] /ˈɔr ə trɪs, ˈɒr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin ōrātrīx, feminine of ōrātor orator; see -trix
Usage note
See -trix.
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