AskDefine | Define prolocutor

Extensive Definition

=Introduction= A prolocutor is one who speaks for others (Lat. pro, for, and loqui, to speak); specifically the chairman of the lower house of convocation in the two provinces of the Church of England, who presides in that house and acts as representative and spokesman in the upper house. He is elected by the lower house, subject to the approval of the metropolitan.

Usage in the Anglican Church of Canada

In the Anglican Church of Canada, the prolocutor acts as the deputy to the Primate. As such, he ranks as the second executive officer of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. The current prolocutor, elected in June 2007, is The Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews.

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