- an officer in charge of escheats.
Origin of escheator
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Examples from the Web for escheator
The county offices were: sheriff, coroner, escheator, and constable or bailiff.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
But the land could not be granted again until the lapse of title was officially declared in the office of the escheator.Beginnings of the American People
Carl Lotus Becker
Sometimes several such writs are addressed at one time to the Escheator to inquire into many deaths in the same place.
The audit of the Escheator's accounts for the county of Lincoln proves that the distress was very real.
King Edward accordingly commanded the mayor of London, his escheator in that city, to take inquisition concerning the premises.The Knights Templars</p>
C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison