Definition of Cursitor

1. n. A courier or runner.



Definition of Cursitor

1. Noun. A courier or runner ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete legal) A clerk in the Court of Chancery whose business is to make out original writs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cursitor

1. a clerk in the Court of Chancery [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cursitor

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cursitor (current term)
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Literary usage of Cursitor

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1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"In 1610 Thomas Caesar is made cursitor Baron. " The title was adopted in imitation of ... 7 The cursitor baron did merely ministerial and formal business ..."

2. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1856)
"cursitor - - Debts. cursitor Baron of the Exchequer. 19 & 20 Viet. c. 86.—An Act to abolish the Office of cursitor Baron of the Exchequer. Page 445 Customs. ..."

3. Political Dictionary: Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both by Charles Knight (1845)
"cursitor BAKON, an officer of the Court of Hi chequer, is appointed by patent under the great seal to be one of the barons of the ..."

4. The Inns of Court and Chancery by William John Loftie (1893)
"XII The Inns of Chancery (concluded) Clement's Inn — New Inn — Lyon's Inn — cursitor Street—Staple Inn — Dr. Johnson — Barnard's Inn — Survey of the whole ..."

5. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1809)
"... Court, cursitor Street. PICKET STREET. P. 141, /. 3, add, " The improvements of this street, on the south side, have lately commenced in the ..."

6. A New Abridgment of the Law by Matthew Bacon (1832)
"which appear to be vitia scriptoris, and are not of the substance K the instruc- of the writ; as where the instructions to the cursitor are for a tions were ..."

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