tristram e speaker


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speaker (ˈspiːkə)
1.  a person who speaks, esp at a formal occasion
2.  See loudspeaker

Speaker (ˈspiːkə)
the presiding officer in any of numerous legislative bodies, including the House of Commons in Britain and Canada and the House of Representatives in the US, Australia, and New Zealand

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (q.v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. (1376). In ref to the Eng. Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.
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