apparitor

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noun ap·par·i·tor \ə-ˈper-ə-tər, -ˈpa-rə\

Definition of apparitor

  1. :  an official formerly sent to carry out the orders of a magistrate, judge, or court

Origin and Etymology of apparitor

Latin, from apparēre


First Known Use: 15th century


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