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Cheater, 1) swindler: Sonn. 151, 3. Err. I, 2, 101. H4B II, 4, 152. Tit. V, 1, 111. a tame c. (evidently a cant phrase; cf. Fletcher's Fair Maid of the Inn IV, 2, and 'the silly cheat' in Wint. IV, 3, 28) H4B II, 4, 106, i. e. a man who uses false dice and other tricks, but is harmless else.
2) == escheator, an officer of the exchequer, employed to exact forfeitures: “I will be c. to them both, and they shall be exchequers to me,” Wiv. I, 3, 77. The same quibble is, perhaps, intended in H4B II, 4, 111.
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