Definitions

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  • n. one who dedicates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dedicates; more especially, one who inscribes a book to the favor of a patron, or to one whom he desires to compliment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dedicates; specifically, one who inscribes a book to a patron, friend, or public character.

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Examples

  • There was no fatal rift between dedicator and dedicatee.

    Max Gross: This is Dedicated to the One I Schlub...

  • Pittacus, addressing his discourse to Periander, said: It is well done of Chersias to make mention of that shrine, for this brings to my mind a question I several times purposed to ask you but still forgot, namely, — To what intent all those frogs were carved upon the palm-tree before the door, and how they affect either the deity or the dedicator?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Now if Charles had conferred a pension on Quarles, is it not exceedingly probable that the publisher and dedicator, Richard Royston, would have recalled so honourable a circumstance to the memory of his "most gratious sovereign King Charles" in this "Epistle Dedicatory," when he had so excellent an opportunity of doing so?

    Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850

  • Sometimes they seem to represent the god, sometimes the dedicator; but all alike show the attempt of the early Greek craftsman to imitate the products of more advanced and finished art which he saw around him.

    Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

  • Now if Charles had conferred a pension on Quarles, is it not exceedingly probable that the publisher and dedicator, Richard Royston, would have recalled so honourable a circumstance to the memory of his "Most gratious soveraigne King Charles" in this _Epistle Dedicatory_, when he had so excellent an opportunity of doing so?

    Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851

  • When excavated in 1813 it was found to stand on an isolated pedestal, with an inscription recording that it was erected by the exarch Smaragdus to the emperor Phocas; and the mode in which the offering was made was worthy of the infamous subject and the venal dedicator.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • When I venture to inscribe to you the following pages, I am fearless of having applied to me Johnson's definition of a dedicator, "one who inscribes his work to a patron with compliment and servility."

    On Calvinism

  • The person behind, who carries a long Nymphaea caerulea, is "his beloved son, Khuy, son of Mryt - [[. a]] tfs," and may be the dedicator of this stela.

    El Kab

  • Occasionally circumstances might speciously justify the publisher's appearance in the guise of a dedicator.

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • The dedicator signs himself at the bottom of the page 'Your

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

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