Rhetorician Rhet`o*ri"cian, n. [Cf. F. rh['e]toricien.] 1. One well versed in the rules and principles of rhetoric. [1913 Webster]

The understanding is that by which a man becomes a mere logician and a mere rhetorician. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster]

2. A teacher of rhetoric. [1913 Webster]

The ancient sophists and rhetoricians, which ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred years old. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. An orator; specifically, an artificial orator without genuine eloquence; a declaimer. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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