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  • Oe of those nonce-words according to the OED, which makes it a feminine form of Old french enquereour, a judicial inquisitor. (Presumably in modern English we'd say inquisitress or inquisitrix, both of which are attested in the OED.) One citation, from about 1430: 'Art thou meyresse? or a newe enquerouresse? Shewe thi commission.'

    December 4, 2008