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qualificator

[kwol-uh-fi-key-ter]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. (in an ecclesiastical court) an officer charged with examining cases and preparing them for trial.

Origin of qualificator

1680–90; < Medieval Latin quālificātor, equivalent to quālificā(re) to qualify + Latin -tor -tor
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Historical Examples

  • Without being a Qualificator of heresy myself, I can tell that you smell of the fire.

    The Spanish Brothers

    Deborah Alcock

  • The approbation of the "qualificator" of the Inquisition, who was a bare-footed Carmelite monk.

    Mexico and its Religion

    Robert A. Wilson