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

History and Etymology for 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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