perquisitor

noun per·quis·i·tor \(ˌ)pərˈkwizətə(r)\

Definition of perquisitor

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the original owner or first purchaser of an estate

  2. 2 :  one who makes a perquisition

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of perquisitor

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up perquisitor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!