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PURVEYOR Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In old English law. An officer who procured or purchased articles needed for the king’s use at an arbitrary price. In the statute 36 Edw. III. c. 2, this is called a “lieignous nome” (heinous or hateful name,) and changed to that of “deflator.” Barring. Ob. St. 289.


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