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n. An officer; a person invested with the authority of an office. In the civil law. The minister or apparitor of a magistrate or judge. In canon law. A person to whom a bishop commits the charge of his spiritual jurisdiction. In common and statute law. The person whom the archdeacon substitutes in the execution of his jurisdiction. Cowell.


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