from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is designated to give a report, as at a meeting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (politics) a person appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue or a situation, and report back to that body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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