Custos rotulorum
Custos Cus"tos (k[u^]s"t[o^]s), n.; pl. {Custodes} (k[u^]s*t[=o]"d[=e]z). [L.] A keeper; a custodian; a superintendent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Custos rotulorum} (r[o^]t`[-u]*l[=o]"r[u^]m) [LL., keeper of the rolls] (Eng. Law), the principal justice of the peace in a county, who is also keeper of the rolls and records of the sessions of the peace. [1913 Webster]


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  • Custos rotulorum — (plural: custodes rotulorum; Latin for keeper of the rolls ) is the keeper of an English county s records and, by virtue of that office, the highest civil officer in the county. The position is now largely ceremonial. The appointment until 1545… …   Wikipedia

  • custos rotulorum — ˌrächəˈlōrəm, äd.əlˈō , ōd.əlˈō noun (plural custodes rotulorum) Etymology: New Latin, keeper of the rolls : the principal justice of the peace in an English county who is also keeper of the rolls and records of the sessions of the peace * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • custos rotulorum — /kastas rotyaloram/ Keeper of the rolls. An officer in England who had the custody of the rolls or records of the sessions of the peace, and also of the commission of the peace itself. He was always a justice of the quorum in the county where… …   Black's law dictionary

  • custos rotulorum — /kastas rotyaloram/ Keeper of the rolls. An officer in England who had the custody of the rolls or records of the sessions of the peace, and also of the commission of the peace itself. He was always a justice of the quorum in the county where… …   Black's law dictionary

  • custos rotulorum — The keeper of the rolls or records of the county, who was the principal justice of the peace. See 1 Bl Comm 349. He was nominated by the king s sign manual and was the principal civil officer in the county. See 4 Id 272 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Custos Rotulorum of Lincolnshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Lincolnshire. At the inception of the office (bef. 1544), a custos rotulorum was appointed for each of the three Parts of Lincolnshire: Richard Ogle for Holland, Sir Richard Hussey… …   Wikipedia

  • Custos Rotulorum of Herefordshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Herefordshire[1]. John Scudamore bef. 1544 Richard Warnecombe bef. 1544–1547 John Scudamore (c.1486–1571) 1547–1571 [2] Sir James Croft bef. 1573 –1574 Sir John Scudamore 1574–1616… …   Wikipedia

  • Custos Rotulorum of Berkshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Berkshire. Sir William Essex bef. 1544–1548 Robert Keilway 1549–1581 Sir Henry Neville bef. 1584–1593 Sir Edward Norreys 1601–1603 Sir Henry Neville bef. 1605–1615 Sir Francis Moore… …   Wikipedia

  • Custos Rotulorum of Bedfordshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Bedfordshire. John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt bef. 1544 – aft. 1547 Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso bef. 1558 – 1582 John St John, 2nd Baron St John of Bletso bef. 1584 …   Wikipedia

  • Custos Rotulorum of Buckinghamshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Buckinghamshire. Sir Francis Bryan bef. 1544 – bef. 1547 Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford bef. 1547 – c. 1578 Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey of Wilton c. 1578–1593 Sir John… …   Wikipedia

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