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clerk

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noun \ˈklərk, British usually ˈklärk\

Simple Definition of clerk

  • : a person whose job is to keep track of records and documents for a business or office

  • : an elected or appointed official whose job is to take care of official papers and business for a court or government

  • : a person who works in a store

Full Definition of clerk

  1. 1 :  cleric

  2. 2 archaic :  scholar

  3. 3 a :  an official responsible (as to a government agency) for correspondence, records, and accounts and vested with specified powers or authority (as to issue writs as ordered by a court) <city clerk> b :  one employed to keep records or accounts or to perform general office work c :  one who works at a sales or service counter

clerk·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of clerk

  1. Have the court clerk file your request with the judge.

  2. He works as a clerk in a local pet store.

  3. a sales clerk at a women's clothing store



Origin of clerk

Middle English, from Anglo-French clerk & Old English cleric, clerc, both from Late Latin clericus, from Late Greek klērikos, from Greek klēros lot, inheritance (in allusion to Deuteronomy 18:2), stick of wood; akin to Greek klan to break — more at clast


First Known Use: before 12th century


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clerk

verb

Simple Definition of clerk

  • : to work as a clerk

Full Definition of clerk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act or work as a clerk

1551

First Known Use of clerk

1551



CLERK Defined for Kids

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clerk

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noun \ˈklərk\

Definition of clerk

  1. 1 :  a person whose job is to keep records or accounts

  2. 2 :  a salesperson in a store




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clerk

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verb

Definition of clerk

clerkedclerk·ing

  1. :  to act or work as a clerk




Medical Dictionary

clerk

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noun \ˈklərk\

Medical Definition of clerk

  1. :  a third- or fourth-year medical student undergoing clinical training in a clerkship

  2. clerk intransitive verb





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