Part of speech: noun

One whose business it is to copy; also, an imitator.

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Usage examples "copyist":

  1. He studied law while working as a clerk and copyist, was admitted to the bar in 1859, and in the late seventies was elected mayor of Buffalo on a reform ticket. - "American Men of Action", Burton E. Stevenson.
  2. He is essentially a copyist. - "Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2", Alexis de Tocqueville.
  3. Hamlet had been taught, when young, to write a hand so fair that he was capable of producing a fresh commission which would pass muster as the work of a Court copyist. - "The Mystery of Francis Bacon", William T. Smedley.