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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.


archaic a reminder, memento, or keepsake


(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


(rɪˈmɛm brən sər)

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.
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.
After two months of rigorous testing, the trial reconvenes and the Queen's Remembrancer asks the jury for its verdict.
Malynes was actually the authority on which Sir Ralph Maddison, Cromwell's main economic advisor, based his celebrated Great Britain's Remembrancer of 1640 (reprinted in 1655).
Felicia Hemans published her poetic portrayal of Linnaeus's Floral clock, "The Dial of Flowers," in The Amulet; or Christian and Literary Remembrancer, in the company of works by Hannah More, Anna Barbauld, Coleridge, Clare, and L.
The Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, who rules on ownerless goods and property in Scotland on behalf of the Crown, has ruled the items should be handed to National Museums Scotland for display.
The Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) - who rule on ownerless goods - say the 100 or so items should be allocated to National Museums Scotland, who must pay the retired businessman from Ayr PS1.
Greg was not the first to make this suggestion: in 1923, Crompton Rhodes proposed that such a list could serve as 'a remembrancer for casting, or as a catalogue to a bundle of written parts' for a bookkeeper responsible for making order out of a library of parts, plots, and playbooks; Crompton Rhodes, Shakespeare's First Folio (Oxford, 1923), 118.
XVI, reprinted in 3 The American Remembrancer 63, 63-67 (Matthew Carey ed.