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catchpole

or catch路poll

[ kach-pohl ]
/ 藞k忙t蕛藢po蕣l /
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noun
(formerly) a petty officer of justice, especially one arresting persons for debt.
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Origin of catchpole

before 1050; Middle English cacchepol,late Old English c忙cephol<Medieval Latin cacepollus tax-gatherer, literally, chase-fowl, equivalent to cace- (<Old North French; see catch) + pollus<Latin pullus chick; see pullet

OTHER WORDS FROM catchpole

catch路pol路er路y, catch路poll路er路y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catchpole

catchpole

catchpoll

/ (藞k忙t蕛藢p蓹蕣l) /

noun
(in medieval England) a sheriff's officer who arrested debtors

Word Origin for catchpole

Old English c忙cepol, from Medieval Latin cacepollus tax-gatherer, literally: chicken-chaser, from cace- catch + pollus (from Latin pullus chick)
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