Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In French law. A person who receives from a meeting of shareholders a special authority, viz., that of checking and examining the accounts of a manager or of valuing the apports en nature, (q. v.) The name is also applied to a Judge who receives from a court a special mission, e. g., to institute an inquiry or to examine certain books or to supervise the operations of a bankruptcy. Arg. Fv. Merc. Law, 551.