Speaker


Speaker
The member of parliament elected by his peers in the Commons to act as their representative and moderator of their debates. The first speaker, Peter de la Mare, was appointed during the Good Parliament of 1376. During the reign of Henry V, Thomas Chaucer, the son of Geoffrey Chaucer, was speaker. In the 14c, once the Commons had reached a decision, it was the speaker who would deliver it to the Lords. In the French of the time it was the speaker qui avoit les paroles pur les Communes d'Engleterre en cest Parlement = who has the words of the Commons of this parliament.

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  • speaker — [ spikɶr ] n. m. • 1649; mot angl., proprt « celui qui parle » 1 ♦ Président de la Chambre des communes, en Angleterre. 2 ♦ (1926; « annonceur de résultats sportifs » 1904) Anglic. Vieilli ⇒ annonceur, présentateur. « Sabotage de la prononciation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 often cap: the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly Speaker of the House of Representatives Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. speaker …   Law dictionary

  • 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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