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Definition of "apparitor" []

  • An official who was formerly sent to carry out the orders of a civil or ecclesiastical court. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apparitor" in a sentence
  • "Being examined, he confessed to the words following: "That all false matters were bolstered and clokyd in this court of Paul's Cheyne; moreover he called the apparitor, William"
  • "The apparitor is the ambassador of the law, and ambassadors are not subject to punishment, so that I do not know why you keep me under guard."
  • "William Langlands, an apparitor or macer (bacularius) of the See of St Andrews, presented these letters to the curate of the church of"