- 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.
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Origin of relator
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH relatorrelator , Realtor
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Example sentences from the Web for relator
The credit acquired by such relations seldom pays the relator for the hazard run by the communication.Coelebs In Search of a Wife|Hannah More
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
"It is a very wonderful life—simple, wonderful," she said slowly, thinking more of the relator than of the story.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
"The policeman was a kind-hearted, sensible fellow," said the relator of the incident.Robin|Frances Hodgson Burnett
However some may have miscarried by imprudence, or others by ill fortune, he is only the relator, not the author of them.Trips to the Moon|Lucian