• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dempster A deemster.
    • Dempster (O. Scots Law) An officer whose duty it was to announce the doom or sentence pronounced by the court.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dempster See deemster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dempster one who pronounces judgment, a judge—esp. one of the two in the Isle of Man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Deemster
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. déman, to form a judgment—dóm, doom.


In literature:

It must be added, however, that Janet Dempster has many provocations.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Then your mother held the baby up and said quite gaily, 'Is it one of the Ballures he is, Dempster, or one of the Ballawhaines?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Outside in the roadstead the intermediate Elder Dempster boat was waiting the return of the doctor.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
At one o'clock West Dempster lay dark and silent before them.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
Oh, I wish a hundred times in the day that I was only Ned Dempster, who's out all hours, free as any lark!
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Thou didst love Geordie Dempster; and thy love was weak indeed, if it is to be scared by brainless tongues or tongueless skulls.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
Janet Dempster, the wife of Robert Dempster, is, like her husband, very religious, but, like him, she is none the better for her religion.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
He asked Dempster who she was, and was told that she was a young person who lived with one of his wife's friends.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
The Saturday before Christmas I went out with Cousin E. E. Dempster, to buy presents.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Dempster, Miss C., 241.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock

In news:

Atlanta was reportedly second on Dempster 's wish list.
Ryan Dempster reportedly wants trade to Dodgers, not Braves.
Braves close to landing Ryan Dempster in trade to bolster rotation for pennant race.
Braves' trade for Ryan Dempster will impact the National League East race.
Ryan Dempster, Red Sox agree to $26.5 million, 2-year deal.
Dempster (2-1 in Texas, 7-6 overall) retired the last 11 batters he faced.
Brewers won't be landing Ryan Dempster. Ryan Dempster will be joining the Red Sox with a two-year, $26.5 million deal.
Ryan Dempster, Red Sox agree at $26.5MM.
Red Sox closing in on Dempster. Free-agent Ryan Dempster reached a two-year, $26.5 million agreement Thursday with the Boston Red Sox, a baseball source told
Red Sox agree with Dempster. By Gordon Edes
Dempster shaky in last start before opener.
Lighting Designer Roy Dempster. Veteran UK and Australia lighting designer Rory Dempster passed away on February 7.
Dempster also recently rejected a similar offer from the Kansas City Royals.
At first, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had Mike Napoli catching Ryan Dempster. But he decided to stick with the former Cubs teammates and altered the lineup to put Geovany Soto behind the plate.
Dempster improved to 3-1 with Texas after Saturday's 9-3 rout of the punchless Twins.

In science:

First, parameter estimation in EBarrays is performed using an EM algorithm [Dempster, Laird and Rubin (1977)] which focuses on point estimation instead of our favored approach of estimating the full posterior distribution of each parameter.
Bayesian testing of many hypotheses $\times$ many genes: A study of sleep apnea
Dempster, A., Laird, N. and Rubin, D. (1977).
Bayesian testing of many hypotheses $\times$ many genes: A study of sleep apnea
In contrast, the sweep operator cannot be undone; see Dempster (1972).
Probability distributions with summary graph structure
For a more detailed discussion of the three different types of recursion relations of linear association measures due to Cochran, Anderson and Dempster, see Wiedenbeck and Wermuth 2010.
Probability distributions with summary graph structure
There are different multivariate tests based on methods of asymptotic statistics, for example, the tests by Dempster (1958, 1960), Bai and Saranadasa (1996), Goeman, van de Geer, de Kort and van Houwelingen (2004), and by Srivastava and Du (2007).
Exact Multivariate Tests - A New Effective Principle of Controlled Model Choice