an officer in charge of escheats.

Origin of escheator

1250–1300; Middle English eschetour < Anglo-French. See escheat, -or2
Related formssub·es·cheat·or, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for escheator

Historical Examples of escheator

  • The county offices were: sheriff, coroner, escheator, and constable or bailiff.

  • But the land could not be granted again until the lapse of title was officially declared in the office of the escheator.

  • Sometimes several such writs are addressed at one time to the Escheator to inquire into many deaths in the same place.

  • The audit of the Escheator's accounts for the county of Lincoln proves that the distress was very real.

  • King Edward accordingly commanded the mayor of London, his escheator in that city, to take inquisition concerning the premises.

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    C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison