Scrivener definition

skrĭvə-nər, skrĭvnər
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One who drafts legal instruments such as contracts and wills.
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A professional copyist; a scribe.
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A scribe, copyist, or clerk.
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A notary.
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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.
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A surname​.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
scrivener
Plural:
scriveners

Origin of scrivener

  • Middle English scriveiner from scrivein from Old French escrivein from Vulgar Latin scrība scrībān- from Latin scrība scribe scribe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition