famulus

noun
fam·u·lus | \ˈfam-yə-ləs \
plural famuli\ˈfam-yə-ˌlī, -ˌlē \

Definition of famulus 

: a private secretary or attendant

First Known Use of famulus

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for famulus

German, assistant to a professor, from Latin, servant

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