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One who offers or proposes.

A proponent is a person who comes forward with an a item or an idea. A proponent supports an issue or advocates a cause, such as a proponent of a will.


noun abettor, advocate, ally, apologist, backer, benefactor, champion, defender, endorser, espouser, exponent, friend, justifier, partisan, patron, pleader, protector, seconder, spokesman, sponsor, subscriber, supporter, sympathizer, upholder, vindicator, votary
Associated concepts: proponent of a will
See also: advocate, apologist

PROPONENT, eccl. law. One who propounds a telling as "the party proponent doth allege and propound." 6 Eng. Ecclesiastical R. 356, n.

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Acting Premier Curtis Pitt today invited shortlisted proponents to submit their detailed proposals to develop an innovative master planned health, residential and retail precinct known as the Herston Quarter.
The Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)--a direct reporting unit to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for ALT (ASA[ALT])--is the personnel proponent for all military and DA civilians within the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and ALT workforce.
In honor of Mother's and Father's Days, Health Proponent is offering new enrollees a special annual membership rate of $299 (normally $365) for its core advocacy services now through June 30, 2009.
The victors appear ready to turn to state school boards, where proponents of ID have made the most headway.
In a cosmological sense, intelligent design proponents hold that the universe itself shows proof of God's handiwork, a claim naturalistic science can neither confirm nor refute.
Even voucher proponent Moe, co-author of Politics, Markets and America's Schools, concedes this.
3) Under the prior version of the law, which first became effective July 31, 1975, an award of attorneys' fees and costs to the good faith proponent for an unsuccessful effort was limited to the last known will of the decedent.
The purpose of the Pre-proposal Conference is to provide proponents with detailed information regarding the project and to address questions and concerns.
Mobley's study of Helen Barrett Montgomery, a Rochester New York social reformer, committed Baptist and proponent of women's missionary work in the late nineteenth century, asks if the Social Gospel movement should be redefined to include her gender-based theology which assumed women should be emancipated both in the United States and internationally.
Although the proponent, Algoma Mill Works, has not yet disclosed the location of the plant, the possibility of 300 new jobs is being heralded by Blind River Mayor Bob Gallagher as the biggest news for his economically stagnant community in more than a decade.
No one - opponent or proponent - knows for sure what will happen.
The Bush administration is a strong proponent of charter schools.