town clerk
noun Date: 14th century a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Town clerk — Town Town, n. [OE. toun, tun, AS. tun inclosure, fence, village, town; akin to D. tuin a garden, G. zaun a hadge, fence, OHG. zun, Icel. tun an inclosure, homestead, house, Ir. & Gael. dun a fortress, W. din. Cf. {Down}, adv. & prep., {Dune},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • town clerk — n: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • town clerk — n an official who keeps the records of a town …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • town clerk — noun count 1. ) AMERICAN an elected official who keeps local records and gives out LICENSES 2. ) BRITISH in the past, someone whose job was to keep the official records of a town, or to give legal advice to the people living there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • town clerk — town′ clerk′ n. gov a town official who keeps records and issues licenses • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • town clerk — n. an official in charge of the records, legal business, etc. of a town …   English World dictionary

  • Town clerk — A town clerk is a senior employee of a city, borough, or town administration.United KingdomIn the United Kingdom, the Town Clerk is the senior administrative officer of the city, borough or town, usually the most senior salaried employee of the… …   Wikipedia

  • town clerk — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms town clerk : singular town clerk plural town clerks 1) British in the past, someone whose job was to keep the official records of a town or to give legal advice to the people living there 2) American an elected …   English dictionary

  • town clerk — town secretary, municipal administrator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • town clerk — noun 1》 N. Amer. a public official in charge of the records of a town. 2》 (in the UK, until 1974) the secretary and legal adviser of a town corporation …   English new terms dictionary

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