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postulator

[pos-chuh-ley-ter] /ˈpɒs tʃəˌleɪ tər/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus.
Compare devil's advocate (def 2).
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin postulātor claimant. See postulate, -tor
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postulator

/ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a person, usually a priest, deputed to prepare and present a plea for the beatification or canonization of some deceased person
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