Captator

CAPTATOR, French law. The name which is sometimes given, to him who by flattery and artifice endeavors to surprise testators, and induce them to. give legacies or devices, or to make him some other gift. Diet. de Jur.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
2.5.18, the trainee captator Ulysses expresses dismay at the fact that he has to escort a 'dirty Dama': Utne tegam spurco Damae latus?, but later pretends to mourn his death: 'ergo nunc Dama sodalis/nusquam est?..!
(7) Of course, triplets are just about the least likely way for Trebius to fulfil the requirements of the ius trium liberorum and acquire enough heirs to cause even the greediest captator to lose hope.