Filacer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Filacer (Eng. Law) A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filacer A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, who filed original writs, etc., and made out processes on them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Filacer fil′ā-ser an officer in the Court of Common Pleas who formerly filed original writs and made out processes on them
    • Filacer Also Fil′azer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. filace, a file, or thread, on which the records of the courts of justice were strung, F. filasse, tow of flax or hemp, fr. L. filum, thread