scrivener

[skriv-ner]
noun
1.
scribe1 ( defs 1, 2 ).
2.
a notary.

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

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scrivener (ˈskrɪvnə)
 
n
1.  a person who writes out deeds, letters, etc; copyist
2.  a notary
 
[C14: from scrivein clerk, from Old French escrivain, ultimately from Latin scrībascribe]

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scrivener
"professional penman, copyist," late 14c., from scrivein "scribe" (c.1300), from O.Fr. escrivain "a writer, notary, clerk," from V.L. *scribanem, acc. of scriba "a scribe," from scribere (see script).
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At this point, no evidence has been developed to establish the scrivener's error theory.
She noted the foregoing proposed ordinance, with the scrivener's error corrected complied with state law.
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