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 (skrĭv′ə-nər, skrĭv′nər)
1. A professional copyist; a scribe.
2. One who drafts legal instruments such as contracts and wills.

[Middle English scriveiner, from scrivein, from Old French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scrība, scrībān-, from Latin scrība, scribe; see scribe.]


1. (Professions) a person who writes out deeds, letters, etc; copyist
2. (Professions) a notary
[C14: from scrivein clerk, from Old French escrivain, ultimately from Latin scrība scribe]


(ˈskrɪv nər)

2. a notary.
[1325–75; Middle English scriveyner=scrivein (< Old French escrivein < Vulgar Latin *scrībānum or *scrībānem, derivative of Latin scrība scribe1) + -er -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrivener - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscriptsscrivener - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job


n (Hist) → Schreiber m
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