from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, who filed original writs, etc., and made out processes on them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eng. Law), obsolete A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he
filedthe writs on which he made out process.
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- noun obsolete, UK, law A former
officerin the English Court of Common Pleas, so called because he filedthe writson which he made out process.
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Old English filace a file, or thread, on which the records of the courts of justice were strung, French filasse tow of flax or hemp, from Latin filum thread.
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