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cop·y·ist

 (kŏp′ē-ĭst)
n.
One who makes written copies.

copyist

(ˈkɒpɪɪst)
n
1. a person who makes written copies; transcriber
2. a person who imitates or copies

cop•y•ist

(ˈkɒp i ɪst)

n.
1. a person who transcribes copies, esp. of documents.
2. an imitator.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copyist - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscriptscopyist - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
Translations

copyist

[ˈkɒpɪɪst] Ncopista mf

copyist

[ˈkɒpiɪst] n [music, painting] → copiste mfcopy machine nphotocopieuse f

copyist

nKopist(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
A few dull courts and narrow ways brought us to the sky-lighted offices of Spenlow and Jorkins; in the vestibule of which temple, accessible to pilgrims without the ceremony of knocking, three or four clerks were at work as copyists.
Writers contemporary with the copyists naturally avail themselves of
Johnson, planning a far more thorough work, contracted to do it for L1575--scanty pay for himself and his copyists, the more so that the task occupied more than twice as much time as he had expected, over seven years.
The clerks and copyists all rose, greeting him with good-humored deference.
But that didn't prove that he hadn't material in him for the disposition, it only proved that he wasn't a typewriter copyist yet.
There is a subtle something about the majestic pathos of the original which the copyist cannot get.
Having no resources within himself, he was com- pelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; and of con- sequence he was an object of contempt, and was held as such even by his slaves.
As the little copyist proceeded with her work, she sent every now and then a responsive glance toward her admirer.
He said nothing for a time, but stood looking at the picture, while the copyist began actively to dabble with her paint.
The work of the copyist commands their whole attention; they take no interest in the original picture.
But looking backward we can see that the poet is the development of the minstrel, the prose writer the development of the monkish chronicler and copyist.
The Imperial Court then employed 3,826 copyists to make seven copies by hand from the original books.