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COLLECTOR, officer. One appointed to receive taxes or other impositions; as collector of taxes; collector of militia fines, &c. A collector is also a person appointed by a private person to collect the credits due him. Metc. & Perk. Dig. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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complained that they had paid their dues to her when she had already resigned her collectorship. There may have been an honest explanation for the missing money, but this and other letters nonetheless suggest that the number of women resigning, either formally or informally, from their union activities, was unsustainably high.
(16.) It is possible that Shorter's--and, later, Wise's--ventures could be viewed as a move away from Conrad's early insistence on the compatibility of art with popularity, and a move toward the endeavor more commonly associated with "high" modernism "to cultivate elite cliques of readership'--or in this case, collectorship (Mallios xx).
Arthur from the collectorship of the New York Customs House for failing to institute civil service reform.