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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.


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propound +‎ -er


  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Ethics Question:

  • He became embroiled in a long-standing dispute with Boltzmann, propounder of the kinetic theory of gasses.

    Ernst Mach

  • “Nor am I a propounder of them,” said Douglas, haughtily,

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • ‘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.

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • 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".

    Mike Huckabee on his pardon record and Romney's.

  • 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.

    Phineas Finn

  • 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.

    On Liberty


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