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Sep 10, 2013
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interlocutor

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-tuhr-LOK-yuh-tuhr, -yoo-)

MEANING:
noun: One who takes part in a conversation or dialogue, especially as a representative of an organization.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inter- (between) + loqui (to speak). Earliest documented use: 1518.

USAGE:
"During the meeting, the two interlocutors spoke about the existing relations between the two countries."
Ambassador Meets With Chief Executive of Macau; Angola Press Agency (Luanda); Oct 30, 2007.

See more usage examples of interlocutor in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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Who has not for the sake of his reputation sacrificed himself? -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

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