Definitions

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  • n. A person who confers or bestows something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who confers; one who converses.
  • n. One who bestows; a giver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who confers or consults.
  • n. One who bestows.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
  • n. person who makes a gift of property

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Examples

  • Although my second middle name, Apostolides, is on every diploma I have ever received, and I always provided a phonetic transcription of it, every graduation of my life has been exactly the same: the degree-conferrer looks down at my diploma, pales visibly, looks up at me helplessly – and then announces me as only Anne Mini.

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  • But if the whole result of the exertion for which the receiver is bound to be grateful, is to be neutralised by the greed of the conferrer of the favour — if all is to be taken that has been given, and much more also — what ground will there be left for gratitude?

    Lady Anna

  • He had Marshal Ney's deserved reputation -- le brave des braves -- and there is no more coldly critical conferrer of such repute than the British Army in the field.

    The Red Planet

  • But if the whole result of the exertion for which the receiver is bound to be grateful, is to be neutralised by the greed of the conferrer of the favour -- if all is to be taken that has been given, and much more also -- what ground will there be left for gratitude?

    Lady Anna

  • The difference between them is, that in the first a commencement is made with the mention of Heaven as the conferrer of man's nature, while in this the progress of man in virtue is traced, step by step, till at last it is equal to that of High Heaven.

    The Chinese Classics: with a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena and copious indexes (Shih ching. English) — Volume 1

  • Being the 'conferrer of directions', steering wheel plays an extremely critical role in the performance of the car.

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  • Next week we'll look again at how Torah regards childbirth as an automatic conferrer of tum'ah.

    Velveteen Rabbi

  • If a hd digital recorder of the mocambique thalassic pogrom flouter a disreputable anabolism, enviously the pitchman has a polygynous conferrer to lifespan with it.

    Rational Review

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