- a scribe, copyist, or clerk
- a notary
Origin of scrivenerMiddle English scriveyner, extended ; from scrivein ; from Old French escrivain ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form scribanus ; from Classical Latin scriba, scribe
- A professional copyist; a scribe.
- One who drafts legal instruments such as contracts and wills.
Origin of scrivenerMiddle English scriveiner, from scrivein, from Old French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scrība, scrībān-, from Latin scrība, scribe; see scribe.
scrivener - Legal Definition
A writer; refers to a professional drafter of contracts or other legal documents. It is also applied to someone who is an agent for another and who, for a fee, manages that person’s money, property, and/or securities. Term used commonly in Europe.