- a person appointed by a court to perform the duties of a sheriff or coroner who is disqualified from acting in a certain case.
Origin of elisor
1400–50; late Middle English elisour < Anglo-French, equivalent to elis- (variant stem of elire to choose < Latin ēligere) + -our -or2
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Examples from the Web for elisor
Elisor Biggy continued his keeper for many months following.
That day, Ruef was taken from the custody of the elisor and locked up in the county jail.
Perry did so until nearly a year later, when Ruef was placed in the custody of an elisor.
And if the Sheriff is not trustworthy—as, of course, he is not—let Elisor Biggy have a key to a separate lock on his dungeon.
That error was committed in the appointment of the elisor that had charge of the jury.