Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who institutes something.
  • n. One who educates; an instructor.
  • n. A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who institutes, founds, ordains, or establishes.
  • n. One who educates; an instructor.
  • n. A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who institutes, establishes, or founds; a founder, organizer, or originator.
  • n. In the Anglican Ch., one who institutes a clergyman as rector or vicar of a parish; the bishop instituting or a presbyter appointed by him to perform the office of institution.
  • n. An instructor; one who educates.
  • n. Also spelled instituter.

Etymologies

Latin: compare French instituteur. Equivalent to institute +‎ -or. (Wiktionary)

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