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(from calo, to call; Gk. καλήτωρ, from καλέω). Originally a slave employed as a crier; later, the nomenclator (q. v.) who accompanied a candidate for political office on his canvass, and prompted him (Epist. i. 6, 50). (See Ambitus.) The word is also applied to certain attendants on the members of the higher orders of priesthood.

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