remembrancer


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re·mem·branc·er

 (rĭ-mĕm′brən-sər)
n.
1. One that causes another to remember something.
2. Remembrancer
a. An officer of the British judiciary responsible for collecting debts owed to the Crown.
b. An official who represents the City of London, as on ceremonial occasions.
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remembrancer

(rɪˈmɛmbrənsə)
n
archaic a reminder, memento, or keepsake

Remembrancer

(rɪˈmɛmbrənsə)
(in Britain) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of several officials of the Exchequer esp one (Queen's or King's Remembrancer) whose duties include collecting debts due to the Crown
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official (City Remembrancer) appointed by the Corporation of the City of London to represent its interests to Parliament and elsewhere
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re•mem•branc•er

(rɪˈmɛm brən sər)

n.
1. a person who reminds.
2. a reminder; memento; souvenir.
3. any of certain British officials of the Court of Exchequer.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French]
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We rode there--about a mile and a half in the sweltering sun--and visited a little Greek church which they said was built upon the ancient site; and we paid a small fee, and the holy attendant gave each of us a little wax candle as a remembrancer of the place, and I put mine in my hat and the sun melted it and the grease all ran down the back of my neck; and so now I have not any thing left but the wick, and it is a sorry and a wilted- looking wick at that.
It is to be a family remembrancer. The sister is not to be in your mind without bringing the brother too."
The time came at last, and now this grand remembrancer bears Schiller's name in huge letters upon its face.
But since he is so much behindhand, I will give him a remembrancer myself!"
That nonconformity will remain a goad and remembrancer, and every inquirer will have to dispose of him, in the first place.
For a moment my soul was elevated from its debasing and miserable fears to contemplate the divine ideas of liberty and self sacrifice of which these sights were the monuments and the remembrancers. For an instant I dared to shake off my chains and look around me with a free and lofty spirit, but the iron had eaten into my flesh, and I sank again, trembling and hopeless, into my miserable self.
(4) 1806 Pocket Almanack & Colonial Remembrancer. SLNSW.
the offensive structure of pulpit, reading-desk, and clerk's desk: In fact, a regular old three-decker in full sail westward" (The Christian Remembrancer, July 1852: 92).
The five-part works, stylistically the most advanced, probably date from the years before 1619, when Ward worked as an attorney to the Remembrancer of the Exchequer and associated, in his off hours, with the musical circle of the copyist and music lover Thomas Myriell.
The individual who lives to be a hundred years old is but a remembrancer of mortal frailties; but, though lives pass, the life of the community goes on, ever refreshed and renewing itself; and after 100 years of corporate existence, Birmingham, in this a nnus mirabilis of history, uses "the hours that strut as the heirs of time" with a virile consciousness of crescent strength, and with a mind abundantly receptive of all new notions that can make for a fuller life of its people.
Clarke, The Newcastle Remembrancer and Freeman's Pocket Companion, 2nd edn (Newcastle, 1817); W.
The Christian Remembrancer remarks, "The plot is most extravagantly improbable."(17) And The Spectator's reviewer writes that the novel "is not probable in the principal incidents" and that "the whole is unnatural" (p.