from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Formerly, in England, one of twenty-four officers or clerks in the Court of Chancery, also called
clerks of the course, whose business it was to make out original writs, each for the county to which he was assigned.
- noun . A courier or runner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A courier or runner.
- noun (Eng.Law) An officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
- noun obsolete, law A
clerkin the Court of Chancery whose business is to make out original writs
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Instructions for an original against an hundred for a robbery were brought to the cursitor within the year, but the writ passed the great seal after the year, though tested within the year, viz. when the instructions were brought; this held good, being war - ranted by the practice of the cursi - tor's office.
Edward Baygine, cursitor, clerk for writing and passing the Queen's leases, 'Comptroller of the Queen's pastimes and revels,' clerk comptroller of her tents and pavilions, commissioner of sewers, burgess in Parliament. "