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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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Pro chancellor at the university Olivia Grant said: "John has undoubtedly been one of the university's most popular and charismatic public orators.
The other nonsensical part of the book is the so-called Public Orator, who serves as a sort of secondary (and mostly anonymous) narrator, a device that adds little to the narrative and comes across as exceedingly arch.
PAUL L YOUNGER, Public Orator Designate, Newcastle University, Devonshire Building, Newcastle
Professor Kelvin Everest, the University of LiverpooleCOs Public Orator, said: eC[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 eCya continuous daily challengeeCO.
When Willy Russell received his JMU Fellowship, she was there to present him and give the oration (in those days, the Public Orator did not have this role).
Nominating her for an honorary doctorate of letters, the university's public orator Professor John Burn said: "Dorothy Heathcote has been described as one of the greatest teachers of the 20th Century, famous for almost single-handedly introducing drama into UK secondary education.
The Public Orator Professor Richard Watson said the Prince deserved such an honour for his "concept of duty and for his persistent challenging of entrenched positions in the best academic tradition".
This is the first time we've ever had a building specifically open to anyone who just wants to visit," says Prof Kelvin Everest, university public orator and manager of its Capital of Culture programme.
He abolished all Latin and landed the newly created public orator with the burden of preparing orations to introduce the fellows in place of having some outside orators.
Prof Chris Gaskell, the university's public orator, praised the princess for her dedication and commitment to science and culture.
University Public Orator Prof Chris Gaskell said: ``As an engineer who makes things work on a big canvas, John Roberts exemplifies the contribution that members of his profession can make.

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