speaker
speak·er n often cap: the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly
Speaker of the House of Representatives

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

speaker
index amicus curiae, chairman, plenipotentiary, spokesman

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


speaker
n.
(1) The head of a legislative body.
(2) A person who is speaking.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Speaker
in the constitutional law of the UK, an office as old, or older, than the 14th century, the main duty of which is to preside over the House of Commons. Now, the Speaker of the House of Commons is elected by the Commons but on the nomination of the party leaders after wide consultation with ordinary members. It is a convention (conventions) that the sovereign's consent is sought and given. The Speaker is usually re-elected in subsequent parliaments. The Speaker liaises with the Queen and between the Commons and the Lords. See Lord Chancellor.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • Speaker — may refer to:* Speaker (politics), the presiding officer in a legislative assembly ** Speaker of the British House of Commons ** Speaker of the United States House of Representatives * Speaker (song), single by David Banner on his album The… …   Wikipedia

  • Speaker — Speak er, n. 1. One who speaks. Specifically: (a) One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker. (b) One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speaker — 1. Voz inglesa con la que se designa al presidente de la Cámara de los Comunes británica o al de la Cámara de Representantes estadounidense. Es lícito su empleo, como extranjerismo crudo escrito, por tanto, con resalte tipográfico , en referencia …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • speaker — [n] talker after dinner speaker, announcer, elocutionist, keynoter, lecturer, mouthpiece, orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechmaker, spokesperson; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • speaker — or Speaker of the House [spē′kər] n. 1. a person who speaks; esp., a) a person who makes a speech or speeches in public b) the officer presiding over any of various lawmaking bodies ☆ c) [S ] the presiding officer of the U.S. House of… …   English World dictionary

  • speaker — ► NOUN 1) a person who speaks. 2) a person who speaks a specified language. 3) a person who makes a speech at a formal occasion. 4) (Speaker) the presiding officer in a legislative assembly, especially the House of Commons. 5) a loudspeaker …   English terms dictionary

  • Speaker — (engl., spr. Spihler), 1) Sprecher, Redner; 2) der Sprecher (Präsident) des englischen Parlaments; das Parlamentsglied, welches beauftragt ist die Verhandlungen zu leiten u. vorkommenden Falls für das ganze Haus das Wort zu führen. Im Oberhause… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Speaker — (engl., spr. ßpīker), »Sprecher«, Vorsitzender des Unterhauses im englischen Parlament sowie des Repräsentantenhauses der Vereinigten Staaten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Speaker — (engl., spr. spihker), Sprecher, der Vorsitzende des Unterhauses im engl. Parlament …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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