postulator

[ pos-chuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈpɒs tʃəˌleɪ tər /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.

a priest who presents a plea for a beatification or the canonization of a beatus.Compare devil's advocate(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. posttraumatic syndrome,
  2. posttyphoid,
  3. postulancy,
  4. postulant,
  5. postulate,
  6. postural,
  7. postural contraction,
  8. postural drainage,
  9. postural position,
  10. postural proteinuria

Origin of postulator

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

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British Dictionary definitions for postulator

postulator

/ (ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə) /

noun

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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