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scrivener

[ skriv-ner ]
/ ˈskrɪv nər /
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Definition of scrivener

noun
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Origin of scrivener

1325–75; Middle English scriveyner, equivalent to scrivein (<Old French escrivein;see scribe1, -an) + -er-er1
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British Dictionary definitions for scrivener

scrivener
/ (ˈskrɪvnə) /

noun archaic
a person who writes out deeds, letters, etc; copyist
a notary

Word Origin for scrivener

C14: from scrivein clerk, from Old French escrivain, ultimately from Latin scrība scribe
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