institutor

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin: compare French instituteur. Equivalent to institute +‎ -or.

Noun[edit]

institutor (plural institutors)

  1. One who institutes something.
    institutors of civil policy
  2. (obsolete) One who educates; an instructor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Walker to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

īnstitūtor m (genitive īnstitūtōris); third declension

  1. founder, creator, erector, contractor
  2. teacher, instructor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnstitūtor īnstitūtōrēs
genitive īnstitūtōris īnstitūtōrum
dative īnstitūtōrī īnstitūtōribus
accusative īnstitūtōrem īnstitūtōrēs
ablative īnstitūtōre īnstitūtōribus
vocative īnstitūtor īnstitūtōrēs

References[edit]

  • institutor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “institutor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • institutor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • institutor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016