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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 437 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PROMOTER, one who promotes (Lat. promovere, to move forward), advances or forwards any scheme, project or under-taking. The most general specific sense in which the word is now used is that of a person who takes the steps necessary to the incorporation of a joint-stock company (see COMPANY) or to the passing of a private or local act of parliament. In legal history, a promoter was one who prosecuted offenders, originally as an officer of the Crown, later as a common informer; the term is still used thus of the prosecutor in a suit in an ecclesiastical court.
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