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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“Elisor.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/elisor. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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