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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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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.
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.
It also provides a vivid illustration of society's need for historians, who are the professional remembrancers of what their fellow-citizens wish to forget' (Hobsbawm, 1994, page 103).
66) If, as Peter Burke suggests, historians are remembrancers, then printers are the undisputed manufacturers of memory as well as its archivists.
They are the red lines in the shepherd's manual--the remembrancers of years and ages that are past--the tablets of memory by which the ages of his children the times of his ancestors and the rise and downfall of families are invariably ascertained.