a person who expounds or gives an exposition.

Origin of expositor

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin expositor exegete (Latin: one who exposes a child), equivalent to exposi-, variant stem of expōnere (see expose) + -tor -tor
Related formsex·pos·i·to·ri·al [ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ɪkˌspɒz ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectiveex·pos·i·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for expositor

Historical Examples of expositor

  • It is, therefore, to us, the present expositor of the divine mind.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The name chosen for this newspaper was the Expositor, and Emmons was its editor.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • Every sentiment finds an expositor, every feeling an oracle.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • And what in the world's this?wrapped up as if it was something greatoh, my expositor!

  • These and some others are discussed in a paper in the Expositor, May, 1909, by the present writer.

    The Truth of Christianity

    William Harry Turton

British Dictionary definitions for expositor



a person who expounds
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