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Cursitor (Latin, clericus de cursu)

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Formerly a clerk of the course; a chancery clerk, who made out original writs for the beat, course, or part of the county alloted him. A Newgate solicitor was called a cursitor in depreciation of his office.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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