postulator


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pos·tu·la·tor

 (pŏs′chə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One who postulates.
2. Roman Catholic Church A church official who presents a plea for canonization or beatification.

postulator

(ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a person, usually a priest, deputed to prepare and present a plea for the beatification or canonization of some deceased person

postulator

a priest who submits a plea for beatification or canonization.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postulator - (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
2.postulator - someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
affirmer, asserter, asseverator, avower, declarer - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
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Also attending were Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, postulator of Romero's cause, and six cardinals--Amato; Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua; Jaime Ortega of Havana; Jose Luis Lacunza of David, Panama; and Roger Mahony of Los Angeles.
Bob Wild (the postulator for Doherty's cause) who granted me access to Doherty's archives for my collection of her writings, Catherine de Hueck Doherty: EssentialWritings, ed.
Guzman Carriquiry, Secretary of the Commission for Latin America; Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus; and Monsignor Eduardo Chavez, postulator of the cause for sainthood of St.
Apostoli is the vice postulator for the canonization of Archbishop Sheen.
From distant corners of South Africa to Rome: the postulator for the cause of Father Franz Pfanner, the founder and controversial leader of Mariannhill, has asked if I will give my permission for the novel to be put forward as part of the process for his beatification, currently before the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Provost of Birmingham Oratory and Postulator of the Newman Cause, is at the heart of the Father Paul and Deacon Sullivan decision.
Mother Laurence had to appoint a Postulator (person to 'further' the Cause).
For the intents and purposes of this article, a postulate is a proposition that is not proved or demonstrated but considered to be self-evident, and a postulator is someone who articulates such a proposition as the basis of an argument.
Despite the role that her future postulator had in the production of all these documents, Bell contends that their "essence remained" that of "Gemma Galgani, not merely Father Germano's fashioned Saint Gemma" (171).
What was assumed as given has been shown to be contingent--contingent on the given, on who postulated that particular given, and on the historical, economic, political, social, racial, and/or gender context in which the postulator or postulators did his or her or their postulating.
That sponsor would champion the cause of a bishop wannabe, much the same way the postulator champions the cause of sainthood.
the postulator charged by the Vatican to assemble arguments in favor of the pope's beatification, and by Father Robert A.