[ es-chee-ter ]

  1. an officer in charge of escheats.

Origin of escheator

1250–1300; Middle English eschetour<Anglo-French. See escheat, -or2

Other words from escheator

  • sub·es·cheat·or, noun

Words Nearby escheator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use escheator in a sentence

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

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) | Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • The audit of the escheator's accounts for the county of Lincoln proves that the distress was very real.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) | Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • King Edward accordingly commanded the mayor of London, his escheator in that city, to take inquisition concerning the premises.

    The Knights Templars | C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison
  • But the land could not be granted again until the lapse of title was officially declared in the office of the escheator.

  • An every liver among them haven't stood me in three and forty shilling, then am I a naughty escheator.