copyist, scribe, scrivener(noun)
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.
One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.
A writing master.
a professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings
one whose business is to place money at interest; a broker
a writing master
Origin: [From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. crivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to write. See Scribe.]
Scrivener was a Middle English term for a person who could read and write. This usually indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Scriveners later developed into public servants, accountants, lawyers and petition writers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skriv′en-ėr, n. a scribe: a copyist: one who draws up contracts, &c.: one who receives the money of others to lay it out at interest.—n. Scriv′enership. [O. Fr. escrivain (Fr. écrivain)—Low L. scribanus—L. scriba, a scribe.]
The numerical value of scrivener in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of scrivener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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