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

    One of the clerks in English superior courts who filed writs and issued them.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An officer of the superior courts at Westminster, whose duty it was to file the writs on which he made process. There were fourteen filacers, and it was their duty to make out all original process. Cowell ; Blount. The office was abolished in 1837.