ta·​bel·​lion | \ təˈbelyən \
plural -s

Definition of tabellion

1 : a scrivener under the Roman Empire with some notarial powers
2 : an official scribe or notary public especially in England and New England in the 17th and 18th centuries

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History and Etymology for tabellion

Late Latin tabellion-, tabellio, from Latin tabella tablet, writing, document, diminutive of tabula board

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“Tabellion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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