Cursitor
Cursitor Cur"si*tor (k?r"s?-t?r), n. [LL. cursitor, equiv. to L. cursor, fr. cursare to run hither and thither, fr. currere to run. See {Current}, and cf. {Cursor}.] 1. A courier or runner. [Obs.] ``Cursitors to and fro.'' --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng.Law) An officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs. [1913 Webster]


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  • cursitor — noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French & Medieval Latin; Anglo French coursetour, from Medieval Latin cursitor runner, alteration of Latin cursor more at cursor obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

  • cursitor — noun A courier or runner …   Wiktionary

  • Cursitor — The clerk in *chancery who did the department s writing and copying. The post continued until the mid 19c. [AnNor. = coursetour] Cf. Cursiva anglicana …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cursitor — ♦ The lowest grade of clerks in the chancery, probably responsible for writing out standardized writs. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 238) …   Medieval glossary

  • cursitor — A chancery clerk …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Cursitor Street —    East out of Chancery Lane at No. 38. Only a small portion lies in Farringdon Ward Without, the rest is in the borough of Holborn and the city of Westminster (P.O. Directory).    First mention: Horwood, 1799.    Former name : Cursitors Alley,… …   Dictionary of London

  • Cursitor's Alley —    See Cursitor Street …   Dictionary of London

  • cursitor baron — /karsatar bsran/ In old English law, an officer of the court of exchequer, who is appointed by patent under the great seal to be one of the barons of the exchequer. The office was abolished by St. 19 & 20 Viet., c. 86 …   Black's law dictionary

  • cursitor baron — /karsatar bsran/ In old English law, an officer of the court of exchequer, who is appointed by patent under the great seal to be one of the barons of the exchequer. The office was abolished by St. 19 & 20 Viet., c. 86 …   Black's law dictionary

  • cursitor baron — An officer who had authority to administer oaths …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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