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[es-chee-ter] /ɛsˈtʃi tər/
an officer in charge of escheats.
Origin of escheator
1250-1300; Middle English eschetour < Anglo-French. See escheat, -or2
Related forms
subescheator, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The county offices were: sheriff, coroner, escheator, and constable or bailiff.

  • But the land could not be granted again until the lapse of title was officially declared in the office of the escheator.

  • Sometimes several such writs are addressed at one time to the escheator to inquire into many deaths in the same place.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • The audit of the escheator's accounts for the county of Lincoln proves that the distress was very real.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • King Edward accordingly commanded the mayor of London, his escheator in that city, to take inquisition concerning the premises.

    The Knights Templars

    C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison

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