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prolocutor Line breaks: pro¦locu|tor
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊləˌkjuːtə/
/ˈprɒləˌkjuːtə/ /prə(ʊ)ˈlɒkjʊtə/

Definition of prolocutor in English:


1A chairperson of the lower house of convocation in a province of the Church of England.
Example sentences
  • The archbishop presided over the whole convocation; the lower house, when sitting separately, was chaired by its elected prolocutor, its channel of communication to the bishops.
2 archaic or , formal A spokesman.


Late Middle English (in sense 2): from Latin, from prolocut- 'spoken out', from the verb proloqui, from pro- 'before' + loqui 'speak'.

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