- The definition of a rhetor is a great speaker, or a teacher of rhetoric or public speaking.
A professor of public speaking at Harvard University who is himself a renowned orator is an example of a rhetor.
- in ancient Greece and Rome, a master or teacher of rhetoric
- an orator
Origin: Middle English rethor from Classical Latin rhetor from Glassical Greek rhētōr from eirein, to speak: see word
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- A teacher of rhetoric.
- An orator.
Origin: Middle English rether, from Latin rhētor, from Greek rhētōr; see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.