noun es·cheat·or \-ētər, -ētˌȯ(ə)r\

Definition of escheator



  1. :  a legal officer formerly appointed to look after escheats

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Origin and Etymology of escheator

Middle English eschetour, from Anglo-French, from Old French escheoit (past participle of escheoir to fall, happen) + -our -or

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