Ap*par"i*tor (#), n. [L., fr. apparere. See Appear.]


Formerly, an officer who attended magistrates and judges to execute their orders.

Before any of his apparitors could execute the sentence, he was himself summoned away by a sterner apparitor to the other world. De Quincey.

2. Law

A messenger or officer who serves the process of an ecclesiastical court.



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