Filacer
Filacer Fil"a*cer, n. [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.] (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. [Obs.] --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • filacer — /filˈə sər/ noun Formerly, an officer who filed writs (also filˈazer) ORIGIN: OFr filacier, from filace a file for papers, from apparently L fīlum a thread …   Useful english dictionary

  • filacer — /filasar/filazar/ In England an officer of the superior courts at Westminster, whose duty it was to file the writs on which he made process. There were fourteen filacers, and it was their duty to make out all original process. The office was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • filacer — /filasar/filazar/ In England an officer of the superior courts at Westminster, whose duty it was to file the writs on which he made process. There were fourteen filacers, and it was their duty to make out all original process. The office was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • filacer — One of the clerks in the English superior court at Westminster who filed writs and issued process …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • filizer — Same as filacer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • filaze — filaze, filazer see filace, filacer …   Useful english dictionary

  • filizar — filizar, er obs. ff. of filacer, zer …   Useful english dictionary

  • filliser — obs. form of filacer …   Useful english dictionary

  • philaser — obs. form of filacer …   Useful english dictionary

  • philazer — obs. form of filacer …   Useful english dictionary

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