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- n. One who propounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who propounds, proposes, or offers for consideration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who propounds; one who proposes or offers for consideration.
- n. A monopolist.
Although I have not been in a courtroom in a long time, I recall that the propounder of the evidence tenders it and the other side has to object.
He became embroiled in a long-standing dispute with Boltzmann, propounder of the kinetic theory of gasses.
“Nor am I a propounder of them,” said Douglas, haughtily,
‘Troth,’ said the stranger, stopping and looking at the friendly propounder, ‘that’s nae bad overture, as they say in the General Assembly.
This was a prime secret of his power, for the mere critic and propounder of unanswered doubts never leads more than a handful of men after him.
There is no need for me to go through them all again, for what I have said sufficiently exposes the absurdities which would follow from an opinion and rule such as we are discussing, and shows the hastiness of its propounder.
I suspect both of them studied not only Carter, but the first great propounder of that type of message, William Jennings Bryan the "boy orator of the Platte".
A full House with a promise of big type on the next morning would wake to eloquence the propounder of a Canadian grievance, or the mover of an Indian budget.
For it is the skilled propounder and objector who is, speaking generally, a dialectician.
The propounder of a new truth, according to this doctrine, should stand, as stood, in the legislation of the Locrians, the proposer of a new law, with a halter round his neck, to be instantly tightened if the public assembly did not, on hearing his reasons, then and there adopt his proposition.
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