Dempster Demp"ster (?; 215), Demster Dem"ster, n. [See {Deemster}.] 1. A deemster. [1913 Webster]

2. (O. Scots Law) An officer whose duty it was to announce the doom or sentence pronounced by the court. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dempster — can refer to: Maple Leaf Foods Dempster Brand Bread Dempster Street, a major east west artery north of Chicago, Illinois, part of which is part of U.S. Route 14 in Illinois Dempster (CTA), stations on the Chicago Transit Authority s L system, all …   Wikipedia

  • Dempster — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886–1950), kanadisch US amerikanischer Physiker Arthur P. Dempster, kanadisch US amerikanischer Statistiker und Universitätsprofessor Barry Dempster (* 1952), kanadischer Dichter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dempster —   [ dempstə], Arthur Jeffrey, kanadischer Physiker, * Toronto 14. 8. 1886, ✝ Stuart (Fla.) 11. 3. 1950; 1927 50 Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Universität Chicago. Dempster konstruierte den ersten Massenspektrographen mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Dempster — Dempster, Thomas, geb. 1559 in Cliftbog Schottland), studirte erst in Cambridge, dann Philologie u. Rechtswissenschaften in Paris; er lehrte zuerst seit 1576 die alten Sprachen am Collège de Navarra in Paris, dann in Toulouse, Nismes, Spanien u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dempster — This most interesting name is of Scottish and English occupational origin for a judge from the old English dem(e)stre , to judge, which gave rise to the term dempster , a title given to a judge of the parliament, shire or baron bailie. Until the… …   Surnames reference

  • dempster — ˈdemztər, m(p)st noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English dempster, demestre judge, from demen to judge + ster more at deem old Scots law : an officer whose duty it was to pronounce the doom of the court …   Useful english dictionary

  • dempster — /demp steuhr, dem /, n. deemster. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dempster — /demp steuhr, dem /, n. Arthur Jeffrey, 1886 1950, U.S. physicist. * * * …   Universalium

  • dempster — demp·ster …   English syllables

  • dempster — Same as deemster …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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