Definition of postulator in English:


Line breaks: pos¦tu|la¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒstjʊleɪtə


  • 1A person who postulates something.
  • 2A person who presents a case for the canonization or beatification of someone in the Roman Catholic Church.
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    • He was the postulator for Newman's cause in Rome, and Newman was declared a fit subject for canonization in 1991.
    • A Vatican official, called a relator, works with the postulator to produce a positio, an extensive written statement, which is presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.
    • And in harmony with many of the postulators, he points to Catherine as a figure in contrast with the church he now rules: ‘What did she understand by renewal and reform of the church?’

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