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prolocutor

[proh-lok-yuh-ter] /proʊˈlɒk yə tər/
noun
1.
a presiding officer of an assembly; chairperson.
2.
Church of England. the chairperson of the lower house of a convocation.
Origin
1400-1450
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
Related forms
prolocutorship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prolocutor

prolocutor

/prəʊˈlɒkjʊtə/
noun
1.
a chairman, esp of the lower house of clergy in a convocation of the Anglican Church
Derived Forms
prolocutorship, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin: advocate, from pro-1 + loquī to speak
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