from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is designated to give a report, as at a meeting.
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- n. (politics) a person appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue or a situation, and report back to that body.
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- n. a recorder appointed by a committee to prepare reports of the meetings
Middle English raportour, judge, from Old French raporteur, from raporter, to bring back; see rapport.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French (Wiktionary)