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clerkly

[klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee] /ˈklɜrk li; British ˈklɑrk li/
adjective, clerklier, clerkliest.
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk.
2.
Archaic. scholarly.
adverb
3.
in the manner of a clerk.
Origin of clerkly
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, clerkly is from the late Middle English word clerkli. See clerk, -ly
Related forms
clerkliness, noun
unclerkly, adjective
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clerkly

/ˈklɑːklɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
of or like a clerk
2.
(obsolete) learned
adverb
3.
(obsolete) in the manner of a clerk
Derived Forms
clerkliness, noun
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