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Definition of "relator" [re•lat•or]

  • One who relates or narrates: a relator of stories for children. (noun)
  • Law A beneficially interested person on whose behalf an action is maintained by a sovereign power or a state. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "relator" in a sentence
  • "First, if the qui tam relator is one of the bad guys, the court has broad discretion to reduce the award he receives (and if the relator actually gets convicted of a crime, he automatically gets zero)."
  • "The lawsuits referred to a "relator" who "possesses extensive knowledge and experience regarding BNY Mellon's bank offices, businesses and personnel, including personal contact with the employees and executives of BNY Mellon ... who have committed the alleged violations.""
  • "False Claims Act. Under that statute, a private party, known as a relator, can file an action on behalf of the US and receive a portion of the recovery."