obsolete A member of clergy, such as a priest, preacher, or parson. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, so an "autem bawler" is one who shouts loudly from the church. That old autem bawler goes on and on about hellfire and damnation, but he's more crooked and corrupt than anyone I know.
See also: autem
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