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institutor

or instituter

[in-sti-too-ter, -tyoo-] /ˈɪn stɪˌtu tər, -ˌtyu-/
noun
1.
a person who institutes or founds.
2.
Protestant Episcopal Church. a person who institutes a minister into a parish or church.
Origin of institutor
1540-1550
1540-50; < Late Latin institūtor, equivalent to institū-, stem of instituere to institute + -tor -tor
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