tabellion

noun ta·bel·lion \təˈbelyən\

Definition of tabellion

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a scrivener under the Roman Empire with some notarial powers

  2. 2 :  an official scribe or notary public especially in England and New England in the 17th and 18th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of tabellion

Late Latin tabellion-, tabellio, from Latin tabella tablet, writing, document, diminutive of tabula board — more at table


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