- The definition of a clerk is a person who works in an office doing duties such as filing, organizing, mailing, etc. or a person who works at a sales counter.
- An example of a clerk is a secretary.
- An example of a clerk is a person working at a hotel lobby desk.
An office clerk working at her desk.
clerk definition by Webster's New World
- a layman who has certain minor duties in a church
- an office worker who keeps records, types letters, does filing, etc.
- an official in charge of the records, accounts, etc. of a school board, court, town, etc.
- ☆ a hotel employee who keeps the register, assigns guests to rooms, etc.
- ☆ a person who sells in a store; salesclerk
- a person who handles mail, etc., as in a post office
- Archaic a clergyman
- Archaic a literate person; scholar
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French and amp; Old English clerc, both ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin clericus, a priest ; from Ecclesiastical Greek klērikos, a cleric ; from klēros, lot, inheritance (later, from use in Septuagint Deuteronomy 18:2, of the Levites, hence the Christian clergy), origin, originally , a shard used in casting lots ; from Indo-European an unverified form klaro- ; from base an unverified form kel-, to strike from source Old Irish clar, a board, tablet, Classical Latin calamitas, calamity
- clerkship noun
clerk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A person who works in an office performing such tasks as keeping records, attending to correspondence, or filing.
- a. A person who keeps the records and performs the regular business of a court, legislative body, or municipal district.b. Law A law clerk, as for a judge.
- A person who works at a sales counter or service desk, as at a store or hotel.
- A cleric.
- Archaic A scholar.
Origin: Middle English, clergyman, secretary, from Old English clerc and Old French clerc, clergyman, both from Late Latin clēricus, from Greek klērikos, belonging to the clergy, from klēros, inheritance, lot.
- clerkˈdom noun
- clerkˈshipˌ noun
clerk - Business Definition
- A salesperson.
- An employee who keeps and/or files records.
clerk - Legal Definition
- A law student who is employed as an assistant to a lawyer or judge and does legal research; helps with the writing of briefs, opinions, and other legal documents; and performs similar tasks.
- A lawyer, usually a recent graduate of a law school, who is employed as an assistant to a judge and does legal research and helps with case management and the writing of opinions.