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rhetor

[ree-ter, ret-er]
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noun
  1. a master or teacher of rhetoric.
  2. an orator.

Origin of rhetor

1325–75; < Latin rhētor < Greek rhḗtōr; replacing Middle English rethor < Medieval Latin, Latin, as above
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Examples from the Web for rhetor

Historical Examples

  • "If you are resolved, I must begin your initiation," said the Rhetor coming closer to Pierre.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • For a long time he could not utter a word, so that the Rhetor had to repeat his question.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • He listened to the Rhetor in silence, feeling from all he said that his ordeal was about to begin.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Upon what then can the Rhetor advise — upon just and unjust — nothing else?

  • It was only the rhetor who was respected and praised in Rome.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman


British Dictionary definitions for rhetor

rhetor

noun
  1. a teacher of rhetoric
  2. (in ancient Greece) an orator

Word Origin

C14: via Latin from Greek rhētōr; related to rhēma word
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