[klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk.
- Archaic. scholarly.
- in the manner of a clerk.
Origin of clerkly
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Examples from the Web for clerkly
I hope you are not putting too many notions of that clerkly kind in the boy's head.Gilian The Dreamer
It was written in a clerkly hand, and was, for the first part, clearly a dictation.
Avoid always too near an approach to the clerkly, commercial hand.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
But we remembered that the clerkly one had said that there was room.Poor Folk in Spain
It was parchment She unfolded it, and saw that it was covered with writing in a clerkly hand.Demos
- of or like a clerk
- obsolete learned
- obsolete in the manner of a clerk
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