Share this entry

Share this page

relator

Syllabification: re·la·tor
Pronunciation: /rəˈlādər
 
/

Definition of relator in English:

noun

1 Law A person who brings a public lawsuit, typically in the name of the attorney general, regarding the abuse of an office or franchise.
Example sentences
  • Because then we would have had a so-called controversy between the Attorney-General, the relators and a judge who, by our convention, simply submits to the will of this Court, the orders of the Court.
  • Public nuisance is a tort as well as a crime but civil proceedings may be brought only with the consent of the Attorney-General on a relator action.
  • He has to exercise a discretion, and he has to decide whether, in his view, it is in the public interest that the relator should be able to bring proceedings in the particular respect.
2 variant spelling of relater.

Definition of relator in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure