Definition of scrivener in English:

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scrivener

Pronunciation: /ˈskriv(ə)nər/

noun

historical
A clerk, scribe, or notary.
Example sentences
  • His father, a scrivener, had rebelled against his father's Catholicism to become an Anglican (and been disinherited for his apostasy).
  • It is also not clear why, occasionally, the scrivener found it necessary to record the family connections for some men while not so at other times.
  • The first entry made by the scrivener for the town of Braga in northern Portugal, on Saturday, 5 February 1569, refers to a petition before the municipal council from Ilena Piriz.

Origin

Middle English: shortening of Old French escrivein, from Latin scriba (see scribe).

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Syllabification: scrive·ner

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