remembrancer

[ri-mem-bruh n-ser]

noun

a person who reminds another of something.
a person engaged to do this.
a reminder; memento; souvenir.
(usually initial capital letter)
  1. King's Remembrancer.
  2. (formerly) any of certain officials of the Court of Exchequer.
an officer of the corporation of the City of London.

Origin of remembrancer

1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French; see remembrance, -er2
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remembrancer

noun

archaic a reminder, memento, or keepsake

Remembrancer

noun (in Britain)

any of several officials of the Exchequer esp one (Queen's or King's Remembrancer) whose duties include collecting debts due to the Crown
an official (City Remembrancer) appointed by the Corporation of the City of London to represent its interests to Parliament and elsewhere
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