Scrivener Scrive"ner (? or ?), n. [From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. ['e]crivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to write. See {Scribe}.] 1. A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The writer better scrivener than clerk. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A writing master. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Scrivener's palsy}. See {Writer's cramp}, under {Writer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(by profession),

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