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elisor

noun eli·sor \ i-ˈlī-zər \

legal Definition of elisor

:a judicial officer appointed to act in the stead of a sheriff when the sheriff and any other authorized official (as a coroner) are unable or unqualified to act

Origin and Etymology of elisor

Anglo-French ellisour, eslisour, literally, one who selects (jurors in the sheriff's stead), elector, from eslire to select, from Old French, ultimately from Latin eligere to choose, elect


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