Definition of postulator in English:



  • 1A person who postulates something.

  • 2A person who presents a case for the canonization or beatification of someone in the Roman Catholic Church.

    • ‘He was the postulator for Newman's cause in Rome, and Newman was declared a fit subject for canonization in 1991.’
    • ‘A Vatican official, called a relator, works with the postulator to produce a positio, an extensive written statement, which is presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.’
    • ‘He was a Mexican priest who had been appointed vice postulator of the Causes for the Beatification of the two young Fatima visionaries.’
    • ‘As he must, the promoter deals with objections and reservations raised by the postulators and censors.’
    • ‘And in harmony with many of the postulators, he points to Catherine as a figure in contrast with the church he now rules: ‘What did she understand by renewal and reform of the church?’’