- a master or teacher of rhetoric.
- an orator.
Origin of rhetor
1325–75; < Latin rhētor < Greek rhḗtōr; replacing Middle English rethor < Medieval Latin, Latin, as above
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Examples from the Web for rhetor
"If you are resolved, I must begin your initiation," said the Rhetor coming closer to Pierre.
For a long time he could not utter a word, so that the Rhetor had to repeat his question.
He listened to the Rhetor in silence, feeling from all he said that his ordeal was about to begin.
Upon what then can the Rhetor advise — upon just and unjust — nothing else?
It was only the rhetor who was respected and praised in Rome.The Historical Child
- a teacher of rhetoric
- (in ancient Greece) an orator
C14: via Latin from Greek rhētōr; related to rhēma word