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(n.) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; - called also public orator.
(n.) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
(n.) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
(n.) A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Orator'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/orator.html. 1828.