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 for proponent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proponent \Pro*po"nent\, a. [L. proponens, p. pr.]
     Making proposals; proposing.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proponent \Pro*po"nent\, n.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
        --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Law) The propounder of a thing.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  proponent
      n 1: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea [syn:
           advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "proponent":
     adherent, advocate, apologete, apologist, apologizer, backer,
     champion, defender, enthusiast, exponent, expounder, friend,
     justifier, partisan, patron, pleader, promoter, proposer,
     spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, subscriber,
     successful advocate, supporter, upholder, vindicator,
     whitewasher
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROPONENT, eccl. law. One who propounds a telling as "the party proponent 
  doth allege and propound." 6 Eng. Ecclesiastical R. 356, n. 
  
  

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