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Nomenclator


NOMENCLATOR

1. A person who calls things or persons by their names. In Rome, candidates for office were attended each by a nomenclator who informed the candidate of the names of the persons they met, and whose votes they wished to solicit.

2. In modern usage, a person who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the names of things in any art or science.