- a private person on whose suggestion or complaint certain writs, as a quo warranto, are issued and whose position is analogous to that of a plaintiff.
- a party in interest who is allowed to institute a proceeding in the name of a public official when the right to sue rests exclusively in that official.
Origin of relator
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH relatorrelator , Realtor
Words nearby relator
How to use relator in a sentence
And, in fact, the record in so many words so stated, and the statement was uncontroverted by the relator.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt|David Miller DeWitt
Abraham Crist appeared for the relator, and John Greenwood for the defendant.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander
There was still a relator, a private secretary of the inquisitor-general, a keeper of the archives, and four minor officials.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
As a mere relator, therefore, of the sights and sounds of great naval battles, Mr. Brownell has a fresh story to tell.
Archie's face grew more and more rigid as he listened, but the anger that the relator had anticipated did not show there.A Black Adonis|Linn Boyd Porter