[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for postulator
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
The postulator, who is the mandatory of a diocese or ecclesiastical commonalty, is the solicitor.
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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