Variant of author
- a person who makes or originates something; creator; originator: “author of liberty”
- a writer of a book, article, etc.; often specif., a person whose profession is writing books
Origin: Middle English autour ; from Old French autor ; from Classical Latin auctor, enlarger, author ; from augere, to increase: see wax
- authorial adjective
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