- 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 .
- A surname.
scrivener - Computer Definition
An authoring system for professional writers from Literature and Latte (www.literatureandlatte.com), introduced in 2007. Developed by Keith Blount to help him write his own novel, Scrivener is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Along with standard word processing capabilities, Scrivener was designed to maintain notes and research material and enable easy re-organization of elements in long documents. Scrivener maintains text in the RTF format and imports from and exports to standard .TXT files. It also supports text versioning (keeping previous versions intact). A Scrivener Is a Scribe The term scrivener means professional writer and is the same as a "scribe," an ancient word for a literate person who could write letters and legal documents.
scrivener - Legal Definition