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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Second, postulators sometimes publish the testimony as a book, in which case a copy might be placed in the Vatican Library where no date restrictions apply.
2) That question has generated a set of postulations proffered by postulators who believe that multiculturalism philosophy and policy have fragmentary effects within the Canadian polity.
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.
president of the Vatican's College of Postulators that promotes sainthood causes in their early stages, said saints "are attractive because God is working in them and telling us something through them.
Second, "from long experience, the congregation has instructed postulators to make sure that the officially approved prayer for canonization is used in these circumstances.