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

Definition of postulator in English:


1A person who postulates something.
2A person who presents a case for the canonization or beatification of someone in the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • 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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