- Moderator Mod"er*a`tor, n. [L.: cf. F. mod['e]rateur.]
1. One who, or that which, moderates, restrains, or pacifies.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
Angling was . . . a moderator of passions. --Walton. [1913 Webster]
3. In the University of Oxford, an examiner for moderations; at Cambridge, the superintendant of examinations for degrees; at Dublin, either the first (senior) or second (junior) in rank in an examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.