Definition of representer in US English:



  • 1Something which stands for, signifies, or denotes another; an image, a sign, a symbol.

  • 2A representative of a person, group, country, etc.; a spokesperson, a deputy.

  • 3Specifically = "representative". archaic and rare in later use.

  • 4Generally. A person who or thing which depicts, portrays, or renders something perceptible to the senses.

  • 5A person who puts forward a statement or account, especially with a view to influencing action or to creating a particular impression of a matter; (in later use) (Law) (a) a person who makes a statement which forms the basis of a contract; (b) a complainant, a petitioner (now rare).

  • 6Church History. In plural The authors of the Representation presented to the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland in 1721 in connection with the Marrow Controversy.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. From represent + -er, partly after Middle French representeur person who represents, person who presents, actor, comedian.