[ proh-lok-yuh-ter ]
/ proʊˈlɒk yə tər /


a presiding officer of an assembly; chairperson.
Church of England. the chairperson of the lower house of a convocation.

Origin of prolocutor

1400–50; late Middle English: one who speaks for another < Latin prōlocūtor one who speaks out, equivalent to prōlocū- (variant stem of prōloquī to speak forth; prō- pro-1 + loquī to speak) + -tor -tor

Related forms

pro·loc·u·tor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for prolocutor


/ (prəʊˈlɒkjʊtə) /


a chairman, esp of the lower house of clergy in a convocation of the Anglican Church

Derived Forms

prolocutorship, noun

Word Origin for prolocutor

C15: from Latin: advocate, from pro- 1 + loquī to speak
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