Scrivener meaning

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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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 ScribeThe 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.
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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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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