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[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr]
noun, plural rap·por·teurs [rap-awr-turz; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜrz; French ra pɔrˈtœr/.
  1. a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.
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Origin of rapporteur

1490–1500; < French, derivative of rapporter. See rapport, -eur
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  1. a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation
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Word Origin for rapporteur

C18: from French, literally: recorder, reporter
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Word Origin and History for rapporteur


c.1500, from French rapporteur "tell-tale, gossip; reporter," from rapporter (see report (n.)).

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