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

  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.
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              Angling was . . . a moderator of passions. --Walton.
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     2. The officer who presides over an assembly or discussion to
        preserve order, propose questions, regulate the
        proceedings, and declare the votes.
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     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.
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     4. A mechanical arrangement for regulating motion in a
        machine, or producing equality of effect.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moderator
      n 1: any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear
           reactors
      2: in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a
         synod or general assembly
      3: someone who presides over a forum or debate
      4: someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "moderator":
     JP, Justice, MC, alleviative, alleviator, anchorman, anodyne,
     arbiter, arbitrator, assuager, balm, bencher, calmative, chair,
     chairman, conciliator, coordinator, critic, cushion, dolorifuge,
     emcee, his honor, his lordship, his worship, impartial arbitrator,
     indicator, judge, justice, lenitive, magistrate,
     master of ceremonies, mediator, mitigator, modulator, mollifier,
     negotiator, pacificator, pacifier, palliative, peacemaker,
     president, presiding officer, referee, restraining hand, salve,
     sedative, shock absorber, soother, soothing syrup, stabilizer,
     temperer, third party, toastmaster, tranquilizer, umpire,
     unbiased observer, wiser head
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  moderator
  
     A person, or small group of people, who manages a moderated
     mailing list or Usenet newsgroup.  Moderators are
     responsible for determining which email submissions are passed
     on to the list or newsgroup.
  

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

  MODERATOR. A person appointed to preside at a popular meeting; sometimes he 
  is called a chairman. 
  
  

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