apparitor

[uh-par-i-ter]
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noun

(in ancient Rome) a subordinate official of a magistrate or of the court.

Nearby words

  1. apparent time,
  2. apparent wind,
  3. apparentement,
  4. apparently,
  5. apparition,
  6. appassionato,
  7. appd.,
  8. appeal,
  9. appeal play,
  10. appealing

Origin of apparitor

1250–1300; Middle English apparitour < Latin appāritor, equivalent to appāri- (variant stem of appārēre to serve, attend, literally, to be seen; see appear) + -tor -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for apparitor

apparitor

noun

an officer who summons witnesses and executes the orders of an ecclesiastical and (formerly) a civil court

Word Origin for apparitor

C15: from Latin: public servant, from appārēre to appear

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