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city clerk

a city official who maintains public records and vital statistics, issues licenses, etc.
Origin of city clerk
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Four days from now I'll have my marriage license from the city clerk.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • He had some vague idea that he wouldn't always be a city clerk.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • "Jazz is the fellow we want for city clerk," I heard him tell his comrades.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • "From city clerk to county recorder is only a step, Jimmy," he said.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • One incident that happened while I was city clerk I have already related.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • The first man was quite unknown to Tommy, who put him down as a city clerk.

    The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie
  • A city clerk, with shining evening hat, went by, his sweetheart on his arm.

    Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne
  • Written consent of both parents or guardian must be given to the town or city clerk before he may issue license.

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