- (formerly) a petty officer of justice, especially one arresting persons for debt.
Origin of catchpole
Related Words for catchpolecommissioner, nominee, deputy, envoy, member, minister, senator, ambassador, vicar, mouthpiece, viceroy, emissary, surrogate, spokesperson, appointee, rep, alternate, agent, plenipotentiary, proxy
Examples from the Web for catchpole
Historical Examples of catchpole
Mr. Catchpole, this assumes a very—I may say—painful aspect.
You can tell Mr. Catchpole his master wishes to see him here.
I do not blame her so much, though, as I do that wretch of a Catchpole.
They were all immediately informed that a catchpole was housed.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
If that's all right, Mr. Catchpole will give you your agreement.Paul Kelver
Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
- (in medieval England) a sheriff's officer who arrested debtors