What does the word scrivener mean?

Usage examples for 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. by 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 by 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 by Joseph Devlin