Es`cri*toire" (?), n. [OF. escritoire, F. 'ecritoire, LL. scriptorium, fr. L. scriptorius belonging to writing, fr. sribere to write. See Script, and cf. Scrutoire.]
A piece of furniture used as a writing table, commonly with drawers, pigeonholes, and the like; a secretary or writing desk.
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