county clerk


  1. an elective county official in most U.S. states who generally keeps records of property titles, distributes ballots, issues licenses, etc.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of county clerk1

First recorded in 1685–95
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Example Sentences

That’s consistent with his state being home to Kim Davis, the county clerk famously jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In Mississippi, the county clerk would demand a passage to be read from the state constitution and then decide if the prospective voter passed.

After the election, Xiong took on a new role with her organization, seeking to connect California’s Hmong community with public services such as the Census Bureau, the county clerk, and vaccine registration.

In fact, the mistake was the result of human error and swiftly corrected, according to the county clerk and other Michigan officials.

Neither can governors, secretaries of state or county clerks.

Treasa Brown, the deputy county clerk, has advice for travelers: Leave your drugs at home.

The Daily Beast also found in the county clerk records an admiralty lien by Bud Billings for $10 million in silver coins.

They were presided over by the county clerk, whose jurisdiction extended to forty shillings.

Late in 1846 he proceeded to the Willamette valley, and settled near Salem, where he was county clerk and surveyor, dying in 1879.

There were only two bidders for the pistol, the writer and the deputy county clerk, Billy Burt, who got it for $13.50.

The county clerk's office occupied a part of the apartments of the present comptroller.

The municipal court also held its sessions in the building, and it afforded room for the post office and county clerk's office.





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