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: a professional or public copyist or writer : scribe
: notary public
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author, litterateur (or littérateur), pen, penman, scribe, writer
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English scriveiner, alteration of scrivein, from Anglo-French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scriban-, scriba, alteration of Latin scriba scribe
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: a professional or public copyist or writer of official or formal documents (as deeds or contracts)
History and Etymology for scrivener
Middle English, alteration of scriveyn, from Anglo-French escrivein, ultimately from Latin scriba public record keeper, from scribere to write
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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