Definition of exercitor
civil & Scots law
: the one (such as owner, charterer, or mortgagee in possession) to whom the profits of a ship belong at a particular time
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Origin and Etymology of exercitor
exercitor from Latin, exerciser, from exercitus (past participle of exercēre to drive on, keep busy) + -or; exercitor maris from New Latin, literally, exerciser of the sea
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