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Meaning of proponent

pro•po•nent

Pronunciation: (pru-pō'nunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
  2. a person who argues in favor of something; an advocate.
  3. a personwho supports a cause or doctrine; adherent.
  4. a person who propounds a legal instrument, such as a will for probate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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