There were also three mayors under the maître échevin and a number of "amans" or amanuenses, answering to modern notaries.
My amanuenses, my copyists, in Washington, have cost me a mint of money.
Milton dictated that immortal poem, "Paradise Lost," his daughters being his amanuenses; but Milton was then blind.
Beyond a question more writers than we ever dreamed are only amanuenses of the Astute Author.
A great man thinks a thought in the presence of two amanuenses, provided I am right in spelling the plural in that way.
He employed six amanuenses, not a large number of assistants for a task of such magnitude.
He handed me three letters, all from men who once were slaves, not written by them individually, but by amanuenses.
When the expence of amanuenses and paper, and other articles are deducted, his clear profit was very inconsiderable.
The custom of employing women as amanuenses has grown very largely of late years.
If I had been doing my work in the city, he could have found me stenographers, amanuenses, or type-writers by the hundred.
"one who takes dictation," 1610s, from Latin amanuensis "adjective used as a noun," from servus a manu "secretary," literally "servant from the hand," from a "from" + manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)).