Fil"a*cer (?), n. [OE. filace a file, or thread, on which the records of the courts of justice were strung, F. filasse tow of flax or hemp, fr. L. filum thread.] Eng.Law
A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.
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