The definition of an amanuensis is a person whose job it is to write or tape information dictated to him.
An example of an amanuensis is an executive assistant.
an assistant who takes dictation or copies something already written; secretary: now a somewhat jocular usage
Origin of amanuensisClassical Latin from a- (ab), from + manu, ablative of manus, a hand (see manual) + -ensis, relating to
One who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript.
Origin of amanuensisLatin āmanuēnsis from the phrase (servus) ā manū (slave) at handwriting ā, ab by ; see ab- 1. manū ablative of manus hand ; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.