[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr]
- a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.
Origin of rapporteur
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Examples from the Web for rapporteur
The U.N. rapporteur has called for the lifting of the sanctions, which is what always happens when they begin to bite.Iran and the Sanctions Trap
Stephen L. Carter
July 31, 2011
- a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation
C18: from French, literally: recorder, reporter
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Word Origin and History for rapporteur
c.1500, from French rapporteur "tell-tale, gossip; reporter," from rapporter (see report (n.)).
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