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n.1.One who summarized.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The story is peppered, for example, with sessions of the "mother committee," essentially a town council, and with "summarists"' whose job it is to read to work groups while they're laboring: Austen, Kafka, Dickens, Thoreau, Yeats and Edwin Muir are among those mentioned in this context.