from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is designated to give a report, as at a meeting.
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- n. (politics) a person appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue or a situation, and report back to that body.
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- n. a recorder appointed by a committee to prepare reports of the meetings
The word rapporteur in French has various other meanings besides a reporter, such as an informer or a tattletale, and a protractor.
Bernadotte's visit to me -- Trial by court-martial for the purchase of a sugar-loaf -- Davoust and the captain "rapporteur" -- Influence of the Continental system on Napoleon's fall.
Personally, FWIW, the report contained rather too much overblown rhetoric for my taste, and too little citation of supporting evidence otuside of a very narrow selection of French authors with whom the rapporteur was apparently friendly.
Well the UN has done something comparable by appointing Richard Falk as its supposedly impartial "rapporteur" on Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories.
Frene Ginwala, South Africa's parliament speaker who has acted as the conference "rapporteur," emphasised that the document calls on both government and opposition groups to promote democracy.
The captain "rapporteur" of a court-martial allowed a poor peasant to escape the punishment due to the offence of having bought a loaf of sugar beyond the custom-house barrier.
If your excellency considers that gentleman in the light of a "rapporteur," or talebearer, it is not for me to object; but the imputation of being a listener to or encourager of talebearers, so rashly advanced by your excellency against me, is without foundation in truth.
The member of parliament responsible for a dossier in a committee is called the "rapporteur".
You know Prescott's the EU's environment 'rapporteur'?
Securing a deal at Copenhagen later this year "will be 10 times more difficult than Kyoto", said Mr Prescott, the Council of Europe's "rapporteur" on climate change, and a Kyoto Protocol negotiator.
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