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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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.

LatinEdit

NounEdit

īnstitūtor m (genitive īnstitūtōris); third declension

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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