recognitor

noun
re·​cog·​ni·​tor | \ -nətə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of recognitor

: one of a jury impaneled on an assize to hold a recognition in England in the period following the Norman Conquest

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History and Etymology for recognitor

Medieval Latin, from Latin recognitus (past participle of recognoscere to know again, examine, investigate) + -or

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“Recognitor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recognitor. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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