from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, a sheriff's substitute in performing the duty of returning a jury, provided in some jurisdictions when the sheriff is interested in a suit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eng. Law) An elector or chooser; one of two persons appointed by a court to return a jury or serve a writ when the sheriff and the coroners are disqualified.
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- noun UK, law An
electoror chooser; one of two persons appointed by a courtto return a juryor serve a writwhen the sheriffand the coronersare disqualified.
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French éliseur, from élire to choose, Latin eligere. See elect.
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