- scribe1(defs 1, 2).
- a notary.
Origin of scrivener
Related Words for scrivenercorrespondent, reporter, writer, columnist, press, commentator, editor, broadcaster, interviewer, journalist, announcer, publicist, cub, hack, contributor, scribe, scrivener, newsperson, stringer, registrar
Examples from the Web for scrivener
Contemporary Examples of scrivener
Bartleby, the Scrivener must be the most famous short fiction in American literature.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
But perhaps the best way to read the Bush memoir is as the elusive pièce de résistance of the most loyal Bush scrivener.
White House veterans described how Michel became Bush's scrivener.
Historical Examples of scrivener
Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.Self-Help
Despite all Scrivener's efforts, the gap grew less and less.
Mr. Scrivener and Captain Smith were now in fact the sustainers of the colony.
Mr. Scrivener and Mr. Percy returned from an expedition with nothing.
The young pastor, who had returned, and the scrivener headed the procession.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
- a person who writes out deeds, letters, etc; copyist
- a notary
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.)).