- a town official who keeps records and issues licenses.
Origin of town clerk
Examples from the Web for town clerk
Historical Examples of town clerk
"She would have to live with you whether or no," said Herr Molk to the town-clerk.Linda Tressel
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.The Government Class Book
Andrew W. Young
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.
- (in Britain until 1974) the secretary and chief administrative officer of a town or city
- (in the US) the official who keeps the records of a town