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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person who delivers a speech or oration;
[syn: orator, speechmaker, rhetorician, public speaker, speechifier]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orator \Or"a*tor\, n. [L., fr. orare to speak, utter. See Oration.] 1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent. [1913 Webster] I am no orator, as Brutus is. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Some orator renowned In Athens or free Rome. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng. Universities) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

orator n 1: a person who delivers a speech or oration [syn: orator, speechmaker, rhetorician, public speaker, speechifier]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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.