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Definitions of clerk

  1. work as a clerk, as in the legal business Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a salesperson in a store Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A clergyman or ecclesiastic. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A man who could read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A parish officer, being a layman who leads in reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One employed to keep records or accounts; a scribe; an accountant; as, the clerk of a court; a town clerk. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An assistant in a shop or store. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One engaged in an office to conduct correspondence, etc.; a salesman in a store or shop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To act as clerk or salesman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (orig.) A clergyman or priest: a scholar: one who reads the responses in the English Church service: in common use, one employed as a writer or assistant in an office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. CLERKSHIP. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who responds to the priest in the English church; a writer or accountant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. One who keeps records or accounts; a secretary; a salesman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Ang. Ch. One who leads in the responses. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A clergyman or ecclesiastic; a scholar; a layman who reads the responses in the church service, to direct the congregation; one employed in an office to assist in writing, keeping accounts, &c., one who keeps account, &c., of the proceedings of a public or associated body; an assistant shopman. See Clergy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. One engaged to write in an office or keep business books; a clergyman; a reader of responses in the church-service. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. klärk, or klerk, n. a clergyman or priest: a scholar: one who leads the responses in the English Church service: in common use, one employed as a writer, assistant, copyist, account-keeper, or correspondent in an office.--v.i. to act as clerk.--adj. CLER'ICAL, pertaining to a clerk or copyist, as in 'clerical error.'--ns. CLERK'DOM, CLERK'SHIP; CLERK'ERY, CLERK'AGE, the work of a clerk.--adjs. CLERK'ISH, like a clerk; CLERK'LESS, ignorant; CLERK'-LIKE, scholarly.--n. CLERK'LING, a young clerk.--adj. CLERK'LY, scholarly.--adv. in a scholar-like or learned manner.--CLERK OF THE WEATHER, an imaginary functionary facetiously supposed to direct the weather.--BIBLE CLERK, a scholar who reads the lessons in some college chapels. [A.S. clerc, a priest--Late L. clericus. See CLERGY.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. (Also c. in holy orders) clergyman (archaic, legal, & sometimes appended to signature to show status of writer); lay officer of parish church with various duties; (no) great c., (no) scholar (archaic); officer in charge of records &c., secretary, man of business, of town (Town c.), corporation, &c. (usu. a lawyer); person employed in bank, office, shop, &c., to make entries, copy letters, keep accounts, &c.; C. of the Weather, personification of meteorology; c. of the works, overseer of materials &c. in buildings done by contract. Hence clerkdom, clerkship, nn., clerkly a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A scribe; a man of letters; a scholar; a clergyman; —a lay officer who leads the responses in the Episcopalian church service; —one who writes and keeps accounts; —the secretery at a public board or court. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A clergyman; a scholar, a man of letters; a man employed under another as a writer; a petty writer in publick offices; the layman who reads the responses to the congregation in the church, to direct the rest. Complete Dictionary

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