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clerkly

[ klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee ]
/ ˈklɜrk li; British ˈklɑrk li /
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adjective, clerk·li·er, clerk·li·est.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk.
Archaic. scholarly.

adverb

in the manner of a clerk.

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RELATED WORDS

accounting, bookkeeping, office, subordinate, written, scribal, stenographic, typing

Nearby words

clerihew, clerisy, clerk, clerk of works, clerkess, clerkly, clermont-ferrand, clerodendrum, cleromancy, cleruchy, cletus

Origin of clerkly

First recorded in 1400–50, clerkly is from the late Middle English word clerkli. See clerk, -ly
Related formsclerk·li·ness, nounun·clerk·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clerkly

clerkly

/ (ˈklɑːklɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

of or like a clerk
obsolete learned

adverb

obsolete in the manner of a clerk
Derived Formsclerkliness, noun
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