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scrivener

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scrivener

noun scriv·en·er \ˈskriv-nər, ˈskri-və-\

Definition of SCRIVENER

1
:  a professional or public copyist or writer :  scribe

Examples of SCRIVENER

  1. <the roomful of unsung scriveners that it takes to churn out a weekly sitcom>
  2. <the details of the contract were worked out by a lawyer, I being involved with it merely as a scrivener>

Origin of SCRIVENER

Middle English scriveiner, alteration of scrivein, from Anglo-French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scriban-, scriba, alteration of Latin scriba scribe
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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