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postulator

[pos-chuh-ley-ter]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus.Compare devil's advocate(def 2).
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Origin of postulator

First recorded in 1860–65, postulator is from the Latin word postulātor claimant. See postulate, -tor
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Examples from the Web for postulator

Historical Examples of postulator

  • The postulator, who is the mandatory of a diocese or ecclesiastical commonalty, is the solicitor.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2

    Various

  • In the more agreeable rle of Postulator, I may add that this charge against Hudson—while not disproved—is not sustained.

    Henry Hudson

    Thomas A. Janvier


British Dictionary definitions for postulator

postulator

noun
  1. RC Church a person, usually a priest, deputed to prepare and present a plea for the beatification or canonization of some deceased person
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