|n.||1.||A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.|
|2.||(Law) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.|
|3.||(Eng. Universities) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; - called also public orator.|
ORATOR, practice. A good man, skillful in speaking well, and who employs a
perfect eloquence to defend causes either public or private. Dupin,
Profession d'Avocat, tom. 1, p. 19..
2. In chancery, the party who files a bill calls himself in those
pleadings your orator. Among the Romans, advocates were called orators.
Code, 1, 8, 33, 1.
, Edmund Burke
, Marcus Tullius Cicero
, Patrick Henry
, public speaker