pro·po·nent /prə-'pō-nənt/ n
1: one who argues in favor of something
2: one who offers a will for probate

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

I noun abettor, advocate, ally, apologist, backer, benefactor, champion, defender, endorser, enthusiast, espouser, exponent, friend, justifier, partisan, patron, pleader, protector, seconder, spokesman, sponsor, subscriber, supporter, sympathizer, upholder, vindicator, votary, well-wisher associated concepts: proponent of a will II index advocate (espouser), apologist

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. Party advancing a cause or position.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

One who offers or proposes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

One who offers or proposes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Proponent — Pro*po nent, a. [L. proponens, p. pr.] Making proposals; proposing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proponent — Pro*po nent, n. [1913 Webster] 1. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The propounder of a thing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • proponent — (n.) 1580s, one who brings forth a proposition or argument, from L. proponentem (nom. proponens), prp. of proponere put forward (see PROPOUND (Cf. propound)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proponent — [n] person who advocates, supports cause advocate, backer, champion, defender, enthusiast, exponent, expounder, friend, partisan, patron, protector, second, seconder, spokesperson, subscriber, supporter, upholder, vindicator; concepts 355,359,423 …   New thesaurus

  • proponent — ► NOUN ▪ a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project. ORIGIN from Latin proponere put forward …   English terms dictionary

  • proponent — [prə pō′nənt, prōpō′nənt] n. [< L proponens, prp. of proponere, to set forth: see PROPOSE] 1. a person who makes a proposal or proposition 2. a person who espouses or supports a cause, etc. 3. Law one who propounds something, esp. a will for… …   English World dictionary

  • proponent — pro|po|nent [prəˈpəunənt US ˈpou ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of proponere; PROPOUND] someone who supports something or persuades people to do something = ↑advocate →↑opponent proponent of ▪ Steinem has always been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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