postulator
noun Date: 1863 an official who presents a plea for beatification or canonization in the Roman Catholic Church — compare devil's advocate

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  • postulator — [päs′tyo͞olāt΄ər, päs′tyəlāt΄ər; päs′choolāt΄ər, päs′chelāt΄ər] n. 1. one who postulates 2. R.C.Ch. an official who pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization …   English World dictionary

  • Postulator — In the Roman Catholic Church, a postulator is a church official who presents a plea for canonization or beatification of a person they think should become a saint. [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=postulator] …   Wikipedia

  • Postulator — Mit Postulator wird in der römisch katholischen Kirche ein offizieller Kirchenvertreter bezeichnet, der in einem Seligsprechungs oder Heiligsprechungsprozess biographische Informationen, Schriften der Person sowie schriftliche und mündliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • postulator — /pos cheuh lay teuhr/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus. Cf. devil s advocate (def. 2). [1860 65; < L postulator claimant. See POSTULATE, TOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • postulator — noun a) A person who postulates something as the basis of an argument b) A Roman Catholic official who makes the case for the beatification of a proposed saint …   Wiktionary

  • postulator — official who presents case for canonization or beatification Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • postulator — pÉ‘stʃəleɪtÉ™(r) / pÉ’stjÊŠl n. one who postulates, one who supposes, one who presumes; one who submits a candidate for beautification, petitioner (Catholicism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postulator — pos·tu·la·tor …   English syllables

  • postulator — n. 1 a person who postulates. 2 RC Ch. a person who presents a case for canonization or beatification …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beatification and Canonization — • According to some writers the origin in the Catholic Church is to be traced back to the ancient pagan apotheosis Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Beatification and Canonization     Beatification and Canoni …   Catholic encyclopedia

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