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clerk

[ klurk; British klahrk ]
/ kl蓽rk; British kl蓱rk /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to act or serve as a clerk.
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Origin of clerk

before 1000; Middle English, Old English clerc, variant of cleric<Late Latin cl膿ricuscleric

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British Dictionary definitions for clerk

clerk
/ (kl蓱藧k, US Canadian kl蓽藧rk) /

noun
verb
(intr) to serve as a clerk

Derived forms of clerk

clerkdom, nounclerkish, adjectiveclerkship, noun

Word Origin for clerk

Old English clerc, from Church Latin cl膿ricus, from Greek kl膿rikos cleric, relating to the heritage (alluding to the Biblical Levites, whose inheritance was the Lord), from kl膿ros heritage
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