public 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • public orator — noun An officer of English universities who is the voice of the Senate on all public occasions • • • Main Entry: ↑public …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Public — Pub lic, a. [L. publicus, poblicus, fr. populus people: cf. F. public. See {People}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to {private}; as, the public… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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