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1. A teacher of rhetoric.
2. An orator.
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1. (Rhetoric) a teacher of rhetoric
2. (Rhetoric) (in ancient Greece) an orator
[C14: via Latin from Greek rhētōr; related to rhēma word]
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rhe•tor(ˈri tər, ˈrɛt ər)
1. a master or teacher of rhetoric.
2. an orator.
[1325–75; Middle English rethor < Medieval Latin, Latin rhētor < Greek rhḗtōr= rhē-, variant s., in n. derivation, of eírein to speak, tell + -tōr agent suffix]
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rhetor- A teacher of rhetoric or a master of it.
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