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[ri-mem-bruh n-ser] /rɪˈmɛm brən sər/
a person who reminds another of something.
a person engaged to do this.
a reminder; memento; souvenir.
(usually initial capital letter)
  1. King's Remembrancer.
  2. (formerly) any of certain officials of the Court of Exchequer.
an officer of the corporation of the City of London.
Origin of remembrancer
1325-75; Middle English < Anglo-French; see remembrance, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The “remembrancer” consisted of 80 pages, and was published at eighteenpence.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • I had a remembrancer within, which I did not presently know of.

  • Then indeed are our clothes a remembrancer of our lost innocency.

    The Perfect Gentleman Ralph Bergengren
  • To man a rocking-chair is a remembrancer of a mother's affection.

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • Almon's remembrancer : "'Common Sense' is read by all ranks; and as many as read, so many become converted."

  • Seannachaidh (shennachie), Reciter of old tales, recorder, remembrancer.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • The glimpse was worth something, as a remembrancer, but that was all.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • That nonconformity will remain a goad and remembrancer, and every inquirer will have to dispose of him, in the first place.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • One of the main duties of the archæologist is thus lost sight of: his duty as Interpreter and remembrancer of the Past.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
  • This being the second remembrancer which Mr. Salomon sends me on the subject, I thought I had better let you know.

    Life of Beethoven Anton Schindler
British Dictionary definitions for remembrancer


(archaic) a reminder, memento, or keepsake


noun (in Britain)
any of several officials of the Exchequer esp one (Queen's or King's Remembrancer) whose duties include collecting debts due to the Crown
an official (City Remembrancer) appointed by the Corporation of the City of London to represent its interests to Parliament and elsewhere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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