King's proctor

King's proctor

n
(Law) (in England when the sovereign is male) an official empowered to intervene in divorce and certain other cases when it is alleged that facts are being suppressed
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In A Handful of Dust, involvement of the King's Proctor is repeatedly raised as an unpleasant prospect (124, 130).
If He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn had met, even by accident, a neighbor or "friend" might have reported the encounter to the King's Proctor, and the whole case could have fallen apart.
And since the King's Proctor routinely looked into all undefended divorce cases, it would be his duty in 'put his sleuths' on to the case, and see if evidence that Mrs Simpson had committed adultery could be found.
Accordingly the divorce court directed that the papers be referred to the King's Proctor.
still in the employ of any person owe a duly to their employers, and it is not the practice of the King's Proctor (and it would indeed be improper for him) to endeavour to get information from such servants.
According to statements taken by the King's Proctor shortly after Stephenson's intervention, Mr Simpson and a lady friend had arrived at the Hotel de Paris in Bray on the weekend of July 21, 1936.
According to statements taken by the King's Proctor shortly after Stephenson's interv ention, Mr Simpson and a lady friend had arrived at the Hotel de Paris, in Bray, on the weekend of July 21, 1936.