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proponent

[ pruh-poh-nuhnt ]
/ prəˈpoʊ nənt /
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noun
a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
a person who argues in favor of something; an advocate.
a person who supports a cause or doctrine; adherent.
a person who propounds a legal instrument, such as a will for probate.
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Origin of proponent

First recorded in 1580–90, proponent is from the Latin word prōpōnent- (stem of prōpōnēns ). See propone, -ent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proponent

proponent , protagonist
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British Dictionary definitions for proponent

proponent
/ (prəˈpəʊnənt) /

noun
a person who argues in favour of something
law a person who seeks probate of a will

Word Origin for proponent

C16: from Latin prōpōnere to propose
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