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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Once signed, we can grant them the original proponent status,' he said.
"Our mission is to reduce the cost and increase the quality of data collected during coral reef surveys by using robots instead of human divers so that reefs can be surveyed more efficiently resulting in better conservation," the proponents said.
Proponent: Shell Canada and their coventure partners--KOGAS, Mitsubishi, and PetroChina
Consequently, the army is developing the training necessary to make KM an integral part of staff and decision making processes-a major responsibility of the Army's KM Proponent Office at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The proponents hired National Ballot Access Inc., a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based professional signature-gathering firm.
Second, the proponents argue that a revaluation would reduce the local currency value of dollar investments abroad.
Affirmative action proponents have already challenged the ban as unlawful and say they will do so in other states that may consider a similar ban in the future.
In order for Pasico to work, proponents had to convince the chiefs of the seven First Nations that make up the Mushkegowuk Council that it wouldn't cost them a cent.
The victors appear ready to turn to state school boards, where proponents of ID have made the most headway.