noun demp·ster \ˈdemztər, -m(p)st-\

Definition of dempster



old Scots law

  1. :  an officer whose duty it was to pronounce the doom of the court

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Origin and Etymology of dempster

Middle English dempster, demestre judge, from demen to judge + -ster — more at deem

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