qualificator

[ kwol-uh-fi-key-ter ]
/ ˈkwɒl ə fɪˌkeɪ tər /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

(in an ecclesiastical court) an officer charged with examining cases and preparing them for trial.

Origin of qualificator

1680–90; < Medieval Latin quālificātor, equivalent to quālificā(re) to qualify + Latin -tor -tor
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Examples from the Web for qualificator

  • The approbation of the "qualificator" of the Inquisition, who was a bare-footed Carmelite monk.

    Mexico and its Religion|Robert A. Wilson
  • Without being a Qualificator of heresy myself, I can tell that you smell of the fire.

    The Spanish Brothers|Deborah Alcock