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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Intromittour, Intromettour, n. Also: -mittor, -er, -mettor, -ar, -er; Entromettour, Entermettour. [f. Intromit v.] One who intromits or interposes.Vicious intromittor, one who intromits with the deceased's estate without warrant; cf. also Intromis(s)atrix and Intromissioun n. (b), quot. Mackenzie. (a) 1472 Lennox Mun. 84.
That nane of you … mak ony impediment … to the said Johnne … and his intromittouris in the bruking … of the vitale, money, or martis
1475 Exch. Rolls VIII. 311.
That ye … paye yerly to the said dame Alise and her intromittouris the said pensioune of fyve merkis
1552 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 170.
That a sworne inventour of the gudis of all thame that deis in your fredome suld be brocht in before yow be the intromittouris
1651 Perth Hammermen lxxvi.
A vicious intromittor
1687 S. Ronaldshay 115.
I nominat … my eldest son … to be my only executor … and intromitter
1698 Dalrymple Decis. 4.
The donatar of the son's forfeiture was not found liable as intromittor
(b) 1471 Acta Aud. 21/2.
Nichol Spethy ȝounger and James Greif, balliez, intromettouris and procuratouris to Nichol Spethy eldare
1496 Acta Conc. II. 14.
The accione … agane Jhone Salmon as aire and intromettour to umquhile Sym Salmon, his fader
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 235/1.
His fermoraris, tenentis, factouris, procuratouris and intromettouris quhatsumevir
1566 Treas. Acc. XI. 507.
All intromettouris, havaris, withthalderis and detenaris of the hors … pertening to umquhile David Riccio
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 140.
The persone and intromettouris with the fructtis of the personage and perrichionaires without [the] burgh
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 438.
Warrand to the saids justices … to sitt, cognosce and proceid … aganis the uplifteris or intromettours with calps discharged be Act of Parliament
1654 Macgill Old Ross-shire 2.
The … Counsell ordaynis … the severall collectours and intromettours with all stents … to compeir befoir [them]
(c) 1619 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 166.
To … receave from the executors and intromettors … ane hundreth florens
1629 Dumfries Test. I a. 191.
He nominatis … his spous and … doughter his onlie … intromettoris with his haill guidis and geir
1640-1 Kirkcudbr. Min. Bk. 171.
He nominates … his sone and … his dochter his only executores and intromettores with his haile goodes and geir
(d) 1554 Stirling B. Rec. I. 61.
William Bell, … intromettar with the property … pertening to the community of the said burgh
c1575 Balfour Pract. 27.
The takaris and intromettaris with the said landis
(e) 1598 Reg. Great S. 291/1.
Heretouris, fewaris, tenentis, … and utheris intrometteris thairwith addettit
1640-1 Kirkcudbr. Min. Bk. 91.
They are heirby warrandit to call the intrometers with any of the said rentes … and mak them comptable to thair intromissiones
1643 Stirlings of Keir 455.
I nominate Johne Stirling my sone to be my onlie exequitor and intrometter with my goods

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