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qualificator

[kwol-uh-fi-key-ter] /ˈkwɒl ə fɪˌkeɪ tər/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
(in an ecclesiastical court) an officer charged with examining cases and preparing them for trial.
Origin of qualificator
1680-1690
1680-90; < Medieval Latin quālificātor, equivalent to quālificā(re) to qualify + Latin -tor -tor
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  • Without being a qualificator of heresy myself, I can tell that you smell of the fire.

    The Spanish Brothers Deborah Alcock
  • The approbation of the "qualificator" of the Inquisition, who was a bare-footed Carmelite monk.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson

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