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What is ORATOR

The plaintiff in a cause or matter in chancery, when addressing or pe- titioning the court, used to style himself “orator,” and, when a woman, “oratrix.” But these terms have long gone into disuse, and the customary phrases now are “plaintiff” or “petitioner.” In Roman law, the term denoted an advocate.

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