prolocutor

prolocutor

[proh-lok-yuh-ter]
noun
1.
a presiding officer of an assembly; chairperson.
2.
Church of England. the chairperson of the lower house of a convocation.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: one who speaks for another < Latin prōlocūtor one who speaks out, equivalent to prōlocū- (variant stem of prōloquī to speak forth; prō- pro-1 + loquī to speak) + -tor -tor

prolocutorship, noun
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prolocutor (prəʊˈlɒkjʊtə)
 
n
a chairman, esp of the lower house of clergy in a convocation of the Anglican Church
 
[C15: from Latin: advocate, from pro-1 + loquī to speak]
 
pro'locutorship
 
n

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