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[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜr; French ra pɔrˈtœr/
noun, plural rapporteurs
[rap-awr-turz; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜrz; French ra pɔrˈtœr/ (Show IPA)
a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.
Origin of rapporteur
1490-1500; < French, derivative of rapporter. See rapport, -eur Unabridged
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  • One option being touted is a regional rapporteur who would monitor anti-crime strategies.
  • Each break-out group had a rapporteur take notes and summarize the group discussion.
British Dictionary definitions for rapporteur


a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: recorder, reporter
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Word Origin and History for rapporteur

c.1500, from French rapporteur "tell-tale, gossip; reporter," from rapporter (see report (n.)).

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