Part of speech: noun

One who draws deeds and other writings; a clerk.

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Usage examples "scrivener":

  1. A burgess, with his workshop or warehouse, was trained in warlike exercises, and he could keep his own accounts, and make his own will and other legal documents, with the aid of a scrivener or a chaplain, who could supply an outline of form. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. The son went to London, set up in business as a scrivener, that is, as something like a modern solicitor, and prospered so much that by 1632 he was able to retire and live in the country. - "Milton", John Bailey.
  3. Napoleon was born in obscurity, the son of a hand- to- mouth scrivener in the backward island of Corsica. - "How to Speak and Write Correctly", Joseph Devlin.