perquisitor

noun
per·​quis·​i·​tor | \ (ˌ)pərˈkwizətə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of perquisitor

1 : the original owner or first purchaser of an estate
2 : one who makes a perquisition

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History and Etymology for perquisitor

Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin, one that obtains or acquires, from Latin, one that searches diligently, from perquisitus + -or

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“Perquisitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perquisitor. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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