[ UK /skɹˈɪvənɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹɪvnɝ/ ]
  1. someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
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How To Use scrivener In A Sentence

  • Scrivener and "precisian" as his father was, he was a skilled musician, and the boy inherited his father's skill on lute and organ. History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) Puritan England, 1603-1660
  • Bristow, scrivener and the King's clerk, was meticulous in his record keeping.
  • Are they scriveners churning out what the novelist Richard Yates himself a sometimes adman called "grubby little jobs for hire," or are they skilled poets performing on a commercial canvas? Sweating Ad Copy Like 'Mad Men'
  • Enough jocularity, or what passes for it from a Wall Street Journal scrivener. Waking Up to Greece's Default Position
  • The practice also seems to have varied according to region, scrivener, and nature of the document in question.
  • Royal magistrates are under obligation to render this assistance, since the request therefor does not require from them any fees, alguacil, or scrivener. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 — Volume 05 of 55 1582-1583 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing
  • Bailly was a man of sixty; he had been employed by the English in 1430, and by Cauchon -- he was a scrivener (_tabellion_) by profession -- to make investigations into the character of Joan in her native place. Joan of Arc
  • Traditionally they were performed by tradesmen such as plasterers, capmakers, cutlers and scriveners.
  • The event, organised by the Guild of Scriveners, is a tradition which was originally intended to test that ale on sale in the city was of marketable quality.
  • When we were about to sign the above mentioned articles, which were to be binding on us, our heirs, etc., for fifty years, Mr. Brockden, the scrivener, said to us, "You are young men, but it is scarcely probable that any of you will live to see the expiration of the term fix'd in the instrument. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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