apparitor

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apparitor

an officer who summons witnesses and executes the orders of an ecclesiastical and (formerly) a civil court. There remains such an official in the Anglican Church.
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Their ranks also included proctors, "apparators," tapsters, a toll taker on London Bridge, and "pattentees." (11) Among the most militant were two ships chandlers, one of whom cried out "Give us peace and a pox take truth," while the other shouted "Let's have peace upon any Conditions." There was also Brodnax the brewer, alleged to be a soldier in the king's army; another man was a vintner from Redcrosse Street, another was a cheesemonger in Thames Street, and there was a butcher in the Shambles who said "He would have the delinquents [meaning those who contributed treasure to the parliamentary cause] punished." (12) A strong youth presence was noted by one newswriter, who referred to "shallow-witted persons, yea ...