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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.]
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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]
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2. a notary.
[1325–75; Middle English scriveyner=scrivein (< Old French escrivein < Vulgar Latin *scrībānum or *scrībānem, derivative of Latin scrība scribe1) + -er -er1]
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n (Hist) → Schreiber m
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