A rehearser or teller; one who, by leave of court,
brings an information in the nature of a quo warranto.
2. At common law, strictly speaking, no such person as a relator to an
information is known; he being a creature of the statute 9 Anne, c. 20.
3. In this country, even where no statute similar to that of Anne
prevails, informations are allowed to be filed by private persons desirous to
try their rights, in the name of the attorney general, and these are commonly
called relators; though no judgment for costs can be rendered for or against
them. 2 Dall. 112; 5 Mass. 231; 15 Serg. & Rawle, 127; 3 Serg. & Rawle,
52; Ang. on Corp. 470. In chancery the relator is responsible for costs. 4
Bouv. Inst. n. 4022.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition