Definition of Escheator

In English law, the name of an officer who was appointed in every county to look after the escheats which fell due to the king in that particular county, and to certify the same into the exchequer. An escheator could continue in office for one year only and was not re-eligible until three years. There does not appear to exist any such officer at the present day.

That's the definition of Escheator in Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of