mŏrātor, ōris, m. [moror].
- I. A delayer, loiterer, malingerer: unus publici commodi, Liv. 2, 44; Curt. 4, 10, 10 (but moratorum, Liv. 21, 47, 3, and 24, 41, 5, is from morati; v. moror).
- II. A talker against time, a sort of advocate who spoke only to gain time while his principal rested and refreshed himself, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 15, 49.
- III. In the races, persons who strove to embarrass and delay the runners, for the amusement of the crowd, Inscr. Orell. 2597.