Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, who filed original writs, etc., and made out processes on them.

Etymologies

Old English filace a file, or thread, on which the records of the courts of justice were strung, French filasse tow of flax or hemp, from Latin filum thread. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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