[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr]
noun, plural rapporteurs [rap-awr-turz; French ra-pawr-tœr] .
a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.

1490–1500; < French, derivative of rapporter. See rapport, -eur

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rapporteur (ˌræpɔːˈtɜː)
a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation
[C18: from French, literally: recorder, reporter]

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in French civil law, a judge who furnishes a written report on the case at hand to other judges of the court, in which he sets forth the arguments of the parties, specifies the questions of fact and of law raised in the dispute, and lists the evidence on the issue

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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.
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