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1. A writer, investigator, or presenter of news stories.
a. A volume containing the published opinions of a court.
b. A court official who records the proceedings in a trial or hearing.
c. A person who makes and issues the official accounts or records of the proceedings of a court.
rep′or·to′ri·al (rĕp′ər-tôr′ē-əl, rē′pər-) adj.
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(Journalism & Publishing) chiefly US of or relating to a newspaper reporter
[C20: from reporter, influenced by editorial]
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rep•or•to•ri•al(ˌrɛp ərˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌri pɔrˈtɔr-, -poʊrˈtoʊr-, -pər-)
1. of or pertaining to a reporter.
2. characteristic of a report.
[1855–60, Amer.; report (er) + -orial, by analogy with pairs such as tutor, tutorial; see -ory1, -al1]
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