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laudātor , ōris, m. id.,
I.a praiser; a eulogizer, panegyrist (class.).
II. In partic.
A. In a court of justice, one who bears favorable testimony to the character of the accused, a eulogizer, panegyrist: “excitabo laudatores, quos ad hoc judicium ... deprecatores hujus periculi missos videtis,Cic. Balb. 18, 41; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 22, § 57.—
B. One who pronounces a funeral oration, Liv. 2, 47; Plin. Ep. 2, 1, 6.
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