- (in ancient Rome) a subordinate official of a magistrate or of the court.
Origin of apparitor
Examples from the Web for apparitor
Historical Examples of apparitor
No wonder our wardens disclaimed all knowledge of the apparitor!The Church of Grasmere
Mary L. Armitt
An apparitor tore him down, and was dragged to the ground in his turn.Hypatia
In this case the tribunal, with rare moderation, only ordered its apparitor to seize the books in the hands of the students.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,
Henry Charles Lea
After having dressed ourselves in our best, and put on our majestic caps of fox-skin, we said to our apparitor, “We are ready.”Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
Mr. Garden then sent his apparitor for his commission, from the Bishop of London, to act as commissary.
- an officer who summons witnesses and executes the orders of an ecclesiastical and (formerly) a civil court