Definitions

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  • n. A female plaintiff, or complainant, in equity pleading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman plaintiff, or complainant, in equity pleading.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female orator.
  • n. In law, a female petitioner or female plaintiff in a bill in chancery.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among these are the Tres MarĂ­as yellow-headed parrot Amazona oratrix tresmariae, yellow-naped parrot Amazona auropalliata and the Tres MarĂ­astropical parula Parula pitiayumi insularis.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • One of them, the yellow-headed parrot (Amazona oratrix) lives in this ecoregion, although it is being adversely affected by destruction of the habitat.

    Belizian pine forests

  • At Rome the cause dragged on, -- there is a gap at this epoch in the reports of the Rota, and it does not appear if there was any argument either by the advocates of the 'orator' or 'oratrix', or by the defensor, -- till at last, on March 25, 1534, the Pope, in a

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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