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Ranks, Offices, and Titles

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-ician
Denoting a person proficient in or concerned with certain subjects, such as magician, mortician.
illuminator
one who decorates with gold, silver or brilliant colors, esp. manuscripts, or the initial letters of paragraphs therein.
illywhacker
Austral. sl. a professional trickster
imam
a leader of prayers in a mosque
a title of various Muslim leaders, esp. of one succeeding Mohammed as a leader of Islam.
immigrant
one who leaves ones country to settle in another, usually with reference to the receiving country, (e.g. ~ to America); cf emigrant, migrant
imperator
Rom. hist. a title conferred under the Republic on a victorious general, or under the Empire on the emperor.
impresario
an organizer of public entertainments, esp. the manager of a theatrical, operatic, or concert company.
inceptor
Brit. hist. one who has taken a master's or doctor's degree at university
incomer
Brit. a person who arrives to settle a place
an immigrant
indentured ~
a person bound by indentures (contracts) to a term of servitude or apprenticeship.
indiaman
naut. hist. a ship engaged in trade with India or the East Indies
metaphorically, a sailor serving on such.
infant
a child in its earliest term of life.
Brit a schoolchild below the age of seven years.
Law a minor; a person under the age of 18 years.
Infante (female~a)
hist in Spain and Portugal, the eldest son (daughter) not heir to the throne. (=Usually the second eldest.)
infantryman
mil. a soldier in an infantry unit;
a foot soldier
interpreter
one who translates; esp. one who translates speech orally.
cf translator
ironmaster
Brit a manufacturer of iron.
ironmonger
Brit a dealer in hardware.
ironside
a person of great bravery, courage or endurance.
Ironsides 
a nickname of Oliver Cromwell.
Cromwell's troopers in the English Civil War.
-ist
one that performs a specific action: (e.g. lobbyist).
one that produces, makes, operates, plays or is connected with a specific thing: (e.g. novelist).
a specialist in a specific art, science or skill: (e.g. biologist).
an adherent or advocate of a specified doctrine, theory, or school of thought: (e.g. anarchist).
one that is characterized by a specific trait or quality: (e.g. romanticist).
itinerant
one who performs his trade or profession by travelling from place to place, as a tinker, butcher, minister, circuit judge, etc.

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