scrivener

[ skriv-ner ]
/ ˈskrɪv nər /

noun

Origin of scrivener

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