[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜr; French ra pɔrˈtœr/

noun, plural rapporteurs
[rap-awr-turz; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜrz; French ra pɔrˈtœr/ (Show IPA)
a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.
a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation

c.1500, from French rapporteur “tell-tale, gossip; reporter,” from rapporter (see report (n.)).


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