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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Scott, Walter (1771–1832)

Donald Rutherford.

in The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

January 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Individual Economists. 577 words.

Scott was on born 15 August 1771, the son of a writer to the signet (solicitor) in Edinburgh, and