What does the word amanuensis mean?

Usage examples for amanuensis

  1. Most of his books were written from his ideas by his younger brother Augustus, or were dictated directly to his wife, who acted as his amanuensis. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. Moreover, Brother Copas was not desirable as an amanuensis. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. And again: " Yet it may reasonably be anticipated that some at least are 'noted in the margin, ' or that some will be found with traces of marks which were guides to the transcriber or amanuensis as to the portions which were to be copied for future use in Bacon's collections or book of commonplaces." – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley