Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who argues in support of something; an advocate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making proposals; proposing.
  • noun One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
  • noun In law, one who propounds a will for probate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
  • noun (Law) The propounder of a thing.
  • adjective Making proposals; proposing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who supports something; an advocate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin prōpōnēns, prōpōnent-, present participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

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