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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