What does the word copyist mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William T. Smedley