Definitions

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 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.

Etymologies

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French éliseur, from élire to choose, Latin eligere. See elect.

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