Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

postulator

[pos-chuh-ley-ter] /ˈpɒs tʃəˌleɪ tər/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus.
Compare devil's advocate (def 2).
Origin of postulator
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65, postulator is from the Latin word postulātor claimant. See postulate, -tor
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for postulator
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for postulator

postulator

/ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a person, usually a priest, deputed to prepare and present a plea for the beatification or canonization of some deceased person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for postulator

Word Value for postulator

0
15
Scrabble Words With Friends