elisor

noun

eli·​sor
i-ˈlī-zər
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

Cite this Entry

“Elisor.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/elisor. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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