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qualificator

[ kwol-uh-fi-key-ter ]

noun

, Roman Catholic Church.
  1. (in an ecclesiastical court) an officer charged with examining cases and preparing them for trial.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of qualificator1

1680–90; < Medieval Latin quālificātor, equivalent to quālificā ( re ) to qualify + Latin -tor -tor

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Example Sentences

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

Without being a Qualificator of heresy myself, I can tell that you smell of the fire.

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