postulator

postulator

[pos-chuh-ley-ter]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus. Compare devil's advocate ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin postulātor claimant. See postulate, -tor

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postulator (ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə)
 
n
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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