town clerk

  1. a town official who keeps records and issues licenses.

Origin of town clerk

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50

Words Nearby town clerk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use town clerk in a sentence

  • In his dual capacity as selectman and town clerk Asaph felt himself to be a very important personage.

    Cy Whittaker's Place | Joseph C. Lincoln

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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