[rez-uh-nur; French re-zaw-nœr]
noun, plural raisonneurs [rez-uh-nurz; French re-zaw-nœr] .
a character in a play, novel, or the like who voices the central theme, philosophy, or point of view of the work.

1900–05; < French: literally, one who reasons or argues, equivalent to raisonn(er) to reason, argue + -eur -eur

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