Orator
Orator Or"a*tor, n. [L., fr. orare to speak, utter. See {Oration}.] 1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent. [1913 Webster]

I am no orator, as Brutus is. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Some orator renowned In Athens or free Rome. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eng. Universities) 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • orator — ORATÓR, oratori, s.m. Persoană care rosteşte un discurs, care vorbeşte în public; persoană care are talentul de a vorbi frumos în faţa unui public; retor. – Din lat. orator, fr. orateur. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ORATÓR s …   Dicționar Român

  • Orator — ist die lateinische Bezeichnung für den Redner. In der klassischen Rhetoriktheorie ist der Orator der Fachterminus für einen strategischen Kommunikator. Folglich ist die rhetorische Praxis die Beherrschung erfolgsorientierter strategischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ORATOR — pro Legato, apud Iurisconsultos in l. Iul. ff. de vi publ. Accursius Doctores Artium intelligit, qui a Graecis Rhetores vocantur, Ioh. Calvin. Lexic. Iurid. Apud Salvian. Ep. 8. Orator est, qui Deum orat seu precatur. Sic Ioh. de Garlandia in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • orator — (n.) late 14c., one who pleads or argues for a cause, from Anglo Fr. oratour, O.Fr. oratour (14c., Mod.Fr. orateur), from L. oratorem (nom. orator) speaker, from orare speak before a court or assembly, plead, from PIE root *or to pronounce a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • orator — òrātor m DEFINICIJA 1. ekspr. dobar govornik 2. pejor. onaj koji isprazno govori; verbalist ETIMOLOGIJA lat. orator: govornik, molitelj ≃ orare: govoriti …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • orator — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. oratororze; lm M. oratororzy {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} ktoś, kto umie przemawiać publicznie w sposób zajmujący, posługując się ładnym, starannym językiem; krasomówca : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Dobry, kiepski orator.… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • orator — [ôr′ət ər, är′ət ər] n. [ME oratour < OFr orateur < L orator] 1. a person who delivers an oration 2. an eloquent public speaker …   English World dictionary

  • Orātor — (lat.), 1) ein Redner; 2) in der ältesten Zeit der Republik so v.w. Fetialis od. Legatus; 3) Schrift Ciceros, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • òrātor — m 1. {{001f}}ekspr. dobar govornik 2. {{001f}}pejor. onaj koji isprazno govori; verbalist ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • orator — is spelt or, not orater …   Modern English usage

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