Clerk

Definition of Clerk

Pronunciation: klẽrk; in Eng. klärk; 277
n.1.A clergyman or ecclesiastic.
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.
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.
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.
5.An assistant in a shop or store.

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