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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.

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A BOOK compiling the speeches made by the public orator of Newcastle University over the last six years has been published.
Joining Ailsa and Humphrey on their journey through the past is the Public Orator, a shadowy figure who guides their story and gives it meaning.
In this regard, Rietbergen's thesis derives its key features from his reading of two contemporary sources: Cardinal Gabriele Paleotti's well-known treatise on painting as a vehicle of religious instruction, published in Bologna in 1582, and a similarly oriented treatise composed in Rome in 1639 by Agostino Mascardi, Urban VIII's "own public orator and professor of rhetoric," that examined "the many ways that people's feeling could be moved" (17).
Making the award, Professor Kelvin Everest, the University of Liverpool's Pro Vice Chancellor and public orator, said the award reflected his impressive stewardship and the universities' close links.
They stand before the convocation -proud, smug or embarrassed - while the scattered fragments of their life are reassembled as a grand masterplan by the public orator.
Professor Kelvin Everest, the University of LiverpoolCOs Public Orator, said: C[pounds sterling]We have honoured Maurice Flanagan for his remarkable personal contribution, to aviation in general and to Emirates in particular, a business whose rate of expansion presents what he describes as Cya continuous daily challengeCO.
Prof Kelvin Everest, the university's public orator, said: "Honorary degrees are awarded each year to someone who has achieved eminence in their field.
As I was the Public Orator who made the citation for the award of that degree, I have had the privilege of doing my homework on Gordon Brown's track-record.
A Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Public Orator at Liverpool, he was also elected a Fellow of the British Academy at the relatively young age of 43.

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