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scrivener

Peter Beal

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199576128
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191727955
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Deriving from the Old French escrivain (‘writer’, ‘clerk’), the term ‘scrivener’ is sometimes loosely applied to any kind of clerk

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Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book)

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