apparitor

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

Definition of apparitor

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

Origin and Etymology of apparitor

Middle English aparitor, apparytour "court officer," borrowed from Medieval Latin appāritor "royal official, attendant," going back to Latin, "attendant on a magistrate, servant, clerk," from appāri-, variant stem of appārēre "to be visible, be evident, attend, serve" + -tor, agent suffix — more at appear


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