[ pos-chuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈpɒs tʃəˌleɪ tər /

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).


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Origin of postulator

First recorded in 1860–65, postulator is from the Latin word postulātor claimant. See postulate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for postulator

/ (ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə) /


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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