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amanuensis

noun aman·u·en·sis \ə-ˌman-yə-ˈwen(t)-səs\
plural aman·u·en·ses\-(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of AMANUENSIS

:  one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript

Examples of AMANUENSIS

  1. <thanks to the efforts of his dutiful amanuensis, copies of most of the author's letters and unpublished manuscripts have been preserved>

Origin of AMANUENSIS

Latin, from (servus) a manu slave with secretarial duties
First Known Use: 1619

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Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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