Occupations - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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amanuensis Formal. 1. asecretary. 2. a scribe or copyist. cameist 1. a maker of cameos. 2. a collector of or authority on cameos. Chekist a member of the Russian secret police (1917-1922) called Cheka. factotum a general assistant, engaged to do all varieties of work. métier an occupation, vocation or trade, especially in the sense of the work a person is best suited for. millinery the art and trade of designing and making women’s hats. —milliner, n. modiste a maker and seller of fashionable gowns and millinery for women. mosaicist a mosaic maker or dealer in mosaics. Also mosaist. myropolist Obsolete, a dealer in perfume or unguents. oecist, oekist a colonizer. ombudsman an individual charged with the duty of investigating and redressing the sources of complaints lodged by private citizens against businesses, institutions, and officials. vitrailist a maker or designer of stained glass.