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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- A legal officer formerly appointed to look after the right of taking property that is subject to such reversion.

Usage examples (21)
  • The inquisitor-general presided, with aid of six or seven counsellers nominated by the king; and his officers were a fiscal (or quasi prosecuting attorney), two secretaries, a...
  • Meanwhile President Frank Porter Graham presented to the Board in September, 1932, a recommendation for a legislative act requiring all clerks of the court to report to the...
  • No inquiry was made immediately after his death as to the lands of which he died seised; but about eleven months afterwards, a commission was issued to the feodor and...
  • A feodary, I should observe, was an officer of the Court of Wards, who was joined with the escheator and did not act singly; I conceive therefore that Shakspeare by this... for more
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