Scrive"ner (? ∨ ?), n. [From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. 'ecrivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to write. See Scribe.]

1.

A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.

Shak.

The writer better scrivener than clerk. Fuller.

2.

One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.

[Obs.]

Dryden.

3.

A writing master.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

Scrivener's palsy. See Writer's cramp, under Writer.

 

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