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Definition of Orator


  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. In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
  3. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
  4. 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 Quotations

Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
Richard Dawkins

It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.
George McGovern

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Christopher Hitchens was a writer and an orator with a matchless style, commanding a vocabulary and a range of literary and historical allusion far wider than anybody I know.
Richard Dawkins

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Orator Translations

orator in Dutch is redenaar
orator in German is Redner
orator in Italian is oratore
orator in Latin is orator
orator in Spanish is orador
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