escheator

noun es·cheat·or \ -ētər , -ētˌȯ(ə)r \

Definition of escheator

plural -s
: 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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