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

    A county officer who looked into and reported escheats reverting to the king.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. The name of an officer who was appointed in every county to look after the eseheats which fell due to the king in that particular county, and to certify the same into the exchequer. An escheator could continue in office for one year only, and was noti re-eligible until three years. There does not appear to exist any such officer at the present day. Brown. See 10 Vin. Abr. 158; Co.. Litt. 13b.