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From the radical of the supine of ferō, lātum +‎ -tor.


lātor m (genitive lātōris); third declension

  1. Someone who proposes a law, proposer, carrier.
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, In Catilinam, 4.5.10
      [] denique ipsum latorem Semproniae legis iniussu populi poenas rei publicae dependisse
      [] and moreover that the very proposer of the Sempronian law suffered punishment by the command of the people.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lātor lātōrēs
genitive lātōris lātōrum
dative lātōrī lātōribus
accusative lātōrem lātōrēs
ablative lātōre lātōribus
vocative lātor lātōrēs

Derived terms[edit]



  • lator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a legislator: qui leges scribit (not legum lator)