dempster

noun

demp·​ster
ˈdemztər,
-m(p)st-
plural -s
old Scots law
: an officer whose duty it was to pronounce the doom of the court

Word History

Etymology

Middle English dempster, demestre judge, from demen to judge + -ster

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“Dempster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dempster. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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