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town clerk

  1. a town official who keeps records and issues licenses.
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Origin of town clerk

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for town clerk

Historical Examples

  • "She would have to live with you whether or no," said Herr Molk to the town-clerk.

    Linda Tressel

    Anthony Trollope

  • When the town-clerk had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

    "Granny's Chapters"

    Lady Mary Ross

  • The town-clerk keeps the records, books, and papers of the town.

  • To this he gave no answer; and on its being repeated by the town-clerk, he faintly answered, No.

  • The first witness called was Mr. Serjeant Ludlow, town-clerk of Bristol.

British Dictionary definitions for town clerk

town clerk

  1. (in Britain until 1974) the secretary and chief administrative officer of a town or city
  2. (in the US) the official who keeps the records of a town
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