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amanuensis

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

Definition of amanuensis

plural aman·u·en·sesplay \-(ˌ)sēz\

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thanks to the efforts of his dutiful amanuensis, copies of most of the author's letters and unpublished manuscripts have been preserved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