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ORATOR, practice. A good man, skillful in speaking well, and who employs a perfect eloquence to defend causes either public or private. Dupin, Profession d'Avocat, tom. 1, p. 19..
     2. In chancery, the party who files a bill calls himself in those pleadings your orator. Among the Romans, advocates were called orators. Code, 1, 8, 33, 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Most of the tributes about Robin which have appeared in the press over recent days have stressed his debating and oratorial skills, his forensic and analytical mind together with his obvious parliamentary and ministerial achievements.
(10) (15) Truth's rhythmic, musical repetition of "come" to draw in her followers makes use of a familiar oratorial technique that, like song, "helped drill the fundamental Christian beliefs into the inner consciousness" of Baptists (Rawlyk, Champions 8).
A performance will be given by Billingham Oratorial Choir and the event will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
It had been stated on numerous occasions that if the music for this "grand oratorial entertainment" were ever found, it might prove to be the first American opera....
This said, the third part of Encre plus rouge generates a tripartite poetics of consent (Amen), perhaps acquiescence, perhaps self-liberation; of oratorial or operatic melody (Aria); of conceivable transcendence and nonphysical otherness (of self and other) (Ange).
The group's oratorial recording style further enhances the churchy vibe.
The tapes made by Viktor Duvakin of Bakhtin's resonant voice at age seventy-three, reciting poetry in three languages, indicate that this oratorial gift never abandoned him.
Despite all my efforts at presenting a positive case for the Conservatives in the election - targeting voters in marginal seats, praising the oratorial skills and political nous of William Hague and pinpointing the key issues about why we should all vote Tory, I am steeled for the worst.