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interlocutor

[ in-ter-lok-yuh-ter ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yə tər /
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noun

a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue.
the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men.
a person who questions; interrogator.

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Origin of interlocutor

1505–15; <Latin interlocū-, variant stem of interloquī to speak between (inter-inter- + loquī to speak) + -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for interlocutor

interlocutor
/ (ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə) /

noun

a person who takes part in a conversation
Also called: middleman the man in the centre of a troupe of minstrels who engages the others in talk or acts as announcer
Scots law a decree by a judge

Derived forms of interlocutor

interlocutress, interlocutrice or interlocutrix, fem n
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