- a presiding officer of an assembly; chairperson.
- Church of England. the chairperson of the lower house of a convocation.
Origin of prolocutor
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Examples from the Web for prolocutor
I was this morning to visit the Dean, or Mr. Prolocutor, I think you call him, don't you?The Journal to Stella
Mr Prolocutor Weston disputed with the beer-pot at his elbow, and forgot not his devoirs thereto in the course thereof.Robin Tremayne
Emily Sarah Holt
They chose a man as their prolocutor who had been forward in the worst conduct of the university of Oxford.Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3
Nevertheless the prolocutor made a full submission, with which the archbishop was satisfied, and the sentence was repealed.
The prolocutor absenting himself from the convocation, the archbishop pronounced sentence of contumacy against him.
- a chairman, esp of the lower house of clergy in a convocation of the Anglican Church
C15: from Latin: advocate, from pro- 1 + loquī to speak