Pronunciation: (ôr'u-tur, or'-), [key]
1. a person who delivers an oration; a public speaker, esp. one of great eloquence: Demosthenes was one of the great orators of ancient Greece.
2. Law.a plaintiff in a case in a court of equity.
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