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rhetorician

[ret-uh-rish-uh n] /ˌrɛt əˈrɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
an expert in the art of rhetoric.
2.
a person who teaches rhetoric.
3.
a person who writes or speaks in an elaborate or exaggerated style.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English rethoricien < Middle French rethorique rhetoric + -ien -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for rhetorician

rhetorician

/ˌrɛtəˈrɪʃən/
noun
1.
a teacher of the art of rhetoric
2.
a stylish or eloquent writer or speaker
3.
a person whose speech is pompous or extravagant
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Word Origin and History for rhetorician
n.

early 15c., Old French rethoricien, from rethorique (see rhetoric).

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