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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet.

Usage examples (7)
  • The symposiarch, or arbiter bibendi, settled the proportions to be used.
  • Anacreon here acts the symposiarch, or master of the festival.
  • There was a chairman, or symposiarch, appointed by the company to regulate the drinking; and it was his duty to mix the wine in the “mighty bowl.”
  • But everybody knew that Aphrodite deemed herself greater than the highest of kings, and therefore Barine ventured to close her doors upon their august symposiarch in a... for more
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