Definition of rhetor in English:


Syllabification: rhe·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈretər


1(In ancient Greece and Rome) a teacher of rhetoric.
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  • Augustine of Hippo, perhaps the greatest of all theologians, was a trained rhetor who had served his time at the imperial court.
  • Perhaps even the ancient Greek rhetors had a term for it?
  • A native of Myrina in Asia Minor, where his father was a rhetor, he was educated at Alexandria and Constantinople, where he later practised law, a profession about whose conditions he complains in his Histories.
1.1An orator.
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  • In two sentences, he posits a fourth genre of rhetoric, one that characterizes most of the speeches featured in the address, and one particularly well suited to marginalized rhetors with limited access to traditional oratorical venues.
  • Foundational to Garver's argument is Aristotle's insight that the rhetorically relevant ethos is the one that is constructed in the rhetor's discourse.
  • Roth the poet and the rhetor excel in artistic performance when they transcend the ordinary modes of their respective discourses to create extraordinary effects.


via Latin from Greek rhētōr.

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