Definition of Clerk. Meaning of Clerk. Synonyms of Clerk

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Definition of Clerk

Clerk
Clerk Clerk (?; in Eng. ?; 277), n. [Either OF. clerc, fr. L. clericus a priest, or AS. clerc, cleric, clerk, priest, fr. L. clericus, fr. Gr. ? belonging to the clergy, fr. ? lot, allotment, clergy; cf. Deut. xviii. 2. Cf. Clergy.] 1. A clergyman or ecclesiastic. [Obs.] All persons were styled clerks that served in the church of Christ. --Ayliffe. 2. A man who could read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters. [Obs.] ``Every one that could read . . . being accounted a clerk.' --Blackstone. He was no great clerk, but he was perfectly well versed in the interests of Europe. --Burke. 3. A parish officer, being a layman who leads in reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it. [Eng.] --Hook. And like unlettered clerk still cry ``Amen'. --Shak. 4. One employed to keep records or accounts; a scribe; an accountant; as, the clerk of a court; a town clerk. The clerk of the crown . . . withdrew the bill. --Strype. Note: In some cases, clerk is synonymous with secretary. A clerk is always an officer subordinate to a higher officer, board, corporation, or person; whereas a secretary may be either a subordinate or the head of an office or department. 5. An assistant in a shop or store. [U. S.]

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- A staff clerk is a professional specialist clerk in the British Army who is a member of an administrative corps, as opposed to a unit clerk, who is a...
- A court clerk (British English: clerk to the court or clerk of the court /klɑːrk/; American English: clerk of the court or clerk of court /klɜːrk/) is...
- James Clerk Maxwell FRSE FRS (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and scientist responsible for the classical theory of electromagnetic...
- Look up Clerk or clerk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A clerk is someone who works in an office. A retail clerk works in a store. Clerk(s) may also...
- equivalent role is advocate's clerk. There are about 1,200 barristers' clerks in England and Wales. Around 350 are senior clerks. A group of 20 barristers...
- A law clerk or a judicial clerk is a person, generally a lawyer, who provides direct ****istance and counsel to a judge by researching issues and drafting...
- The clerk, chief clerk, or secretary of a legislative chamber is the senior administrative officer responsible for ensuring that its business runs smoothly...
- A clerk of the course is an official in various types of racing. In horse racing, the clerk of the course is the person responsible for track management...