What is ESCHEATOR?

In English law. The name of an officer who was appointed in everycounty to look after the escheats which fell due to the king in that particular county,and to certify the same into tlie exchequer. An escheator could continue in office forone year only, and was not re-eligible until three years. There does not appear to existany 6uch officer at the present day. Brown. See 10 Vin. Abr. 158; Co. Litt. 136.

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