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- n. A royal officer in medieval and early modern England, responsible for taking escheats from deceased subjects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An officer whose duty it is to observe what escheats have taken place, and to take charge of them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer anciently appointed in English counties to look after the escheats of the sovereign and certify them into the treasury.
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