In Brookes' and White's Selwyn appeared with a twofold fame, that of a pronouncer of bon-mots and that of a lover of horrors.
The name of this officer is equivalent to the pronouncer of doom or sentence.
He put away his stethoscope and smiled at Doggie, who regarded him blankly as the pronouncer of a doom.
He was the pronouncer who was not undertaking the way to have enough listen to every one.
Another name for judge was Dempster, the pronouncer of doom, a title which still exists in the Isle of Man.
early 14c., "to declare officially;" late 14c., "to speak, utter," from Old French prononcier "declare, speak out, pronounce" (late 13c., Modern French prononcer), from Late Latin pronunciare, from Latin pronuntiare "to proclaim, announce; pronounce, utter," from pro- "forth, out, in public" (see pro-) + nuntiare "announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). With reference to the mode of sounding words or languages, it is attested from 1620s (but cf. pronunciation in this sense early 15c.). Related: Pronounced; pronouncing.