from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A presiding officer or chairperson, especially of the lower house of a convocation in the Anglican Church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spokesman (person who speaks on behalf of others)
- n. A chairman of the lower house of a convocation in the Anglican Church
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who speaks for another.
- n. The presiding officer of a convocation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speaks for another or for others.
- n. The speaker or chairman of the lower house of the Convocation. (See convocation, 3.) He is elected by the lower house, subject to the approval of the metropolitan.
Medieval Latin prōlocūtor, from prōlocūtus, past participle of prōloquī, to speak forth : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)