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relator

[ri-ley-ter] /rɪˈleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who relates or tells; narrator.
2.
Law.
  1. a private person on whose suggestion or complaint certain writs, as a quo warranto, are issued and whose position is analogous to that of a plaintiff.
  2. a party in interest who is allowed to institute a proceeding in the name of a public official when the right to sue rests exclusively in that official.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin relātor a proposer, mover. See relate, -tor
Can be confused
relator, Realtor.
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British Dictionary definitions for relator

relator

/rɪˈleɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who relates a story; narrator
2.
(English law) a person who gives information upon which the attorney general brings an action
3.
(US, law) a person who institutes proceedings by criminal information or quo warranto
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Word Origin and History for relator
n.

"informer," c.1600, from Latin relator, agent noun; see relate.

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