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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. 2017.
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  • The city clerk accompanied them to the great entrance door of the Town Hall.

  • Four days from now I'll have my marriage license from the city clerk.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • A city clerk, with shining evening hat, went by, his sweetheart on his arm.

    Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne
  • He had some vague idea that he wouldn't always be a city clerk.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • About ten years after this he became president of the town council for two years, and was city clerk for a year and a half.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • One incident that happened while I was city clerk I have already related.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • It would do aldermen good to go up its hill, and the city clerk or shopman cannot frequent it too much.

    About London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • 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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