Examples from the Web for scrivener
Bartleby, the Scrivener must be the most famous short fiction in American literature.
But perhaps the best way to read the Bush memoir is as the elusive pièce de résistance of the most loyal Bush scrivener.
Gentlemen, I'll to the scrivener's, to cause these writings to be drawn.
Certainly this news is true; for see another: by this light, his scrivener!
Yes, I think they are; would the scrivener were paid for making them.
Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.Self-Help|Samuel Smiles
His father, John, who was the son disinherited, had recourse for his support to the profession of a scrivener.Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley|Samuel Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for scrivener
Word Origin for scrivener
Word Origin and History for scrivener
"professional penman, copyist," late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), with superfluous -er + scrivein "scribe" (c.1300), from Old French escrivain "a writer, notary, clerk" (Modern French écrivain), from Vulgar Latin *scribanem accusative of scriba "a scribe," from scribere (see script (n.)).