• WordNet 3.6
    • n scrivener someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scrivener A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings. "The writer better scrivener than clerk."
    • Scrivener A writing master.
    • Scrivener One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scrivener A writer: especially, a public writer; a notary; specifically, one whose occupation is the drawing of contracts or other writings.
    • n scrivener One whose business it is to receive money and place it out at interest, and supply those who want to raise money on security; a money-broker; a financial agent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scrivener skriv′en-ėr a scribe: a copyist: one who draws up contracts, &c.: one who receives the money of others to lay it out at interest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. écrivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere, to write. See Scribe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escrivain (Fr. écrivain)—Low L. scribanus—L. scriba, a scribe.


In literature:

His name was Joseph Scriven, born in Dublin, 1820, and graduated at Trinity College.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Soon afterwards the boat came with five sailors, two priests, and a scrivener.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
It's a fox, and caught, too, as I'm a scrivener.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
A scrivener saw to the accuracy of the division.
"The Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole
It is said that he lived at a scrivener's shop.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
I desire you to know, Mr Scrivener, that I shall be the judge when to shorten sail and when to set it.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
In Scriven, from Old Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
I'll sign on as sea-lawyer and scrivener, as well as purser for the ship.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
It seemed that this obscure country clergyman bore the name of Scriven.
"The Wayfarers" by J. C. Snaith
Illustrated by Sixty-four Portraits, engraved by Edward Scriven, &c. .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
The partition was soon made, neither scrivener nor attorney being sent for.
"Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales" by James Orchard Halliwell
I want a priest to receive my confession, and a scrivener to draw up my will.
"The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Scrivener, George S., 268.
"The Optimist's Good Morning" by Florence Hobart Perin
SCRIVENER, F. H. A., John Epistles, vii.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
The son went to London, and became a member of the Scriveners Company (1599-1600).
"Twelve Good Musicians" by Frederick Bridge
Walter Pulleyn married for his first wife Frances Slingsby, of Scriven; for his second wife Frances Vavasour, of Weston, near Otley.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
And it will be Scriven an' Plead's name on the anvelope, and they will be the foremost Writers-to-the-Signet in Glasgow, whatever.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
By F. H. Scrivener, M.A.
"Whittaker & Co.'s List of Classical, Educational and Technical Works" by Whittaker & Co.
The young pastor, who had returned, and the scrivener headed the procession.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
He had left such a cane in Senator Scrivener's Fifth Avenue mansion when he was compelled to make an unrehearsed exit.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn

In poetry:

Doubtless your shrewd friend Prior Peppercorn
Masks here some warning. Ask the scrivener
To help us to its contents.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
The City Hall at Nordhausen. Deputies and Burghers assembling.
To the right, at a table near the President's chair, is seated
the Public Scrivener. Enter DIETRICH VON TETTENBORN, and HENRY
SCHNETZEN with an open letter in his hand.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Scriven , Baker wedding.
Susan Blaisdell Baker and Richard Philip Scriven exchanged wedding vows on Jan 14, 2012, at the Noble Winery in Westfield, N.Y.
Last year Scrivener 's creator, Keith Blount, served a stint as guest-blogger in this space, as did the creator of Tinderbox and a co-creator of TheBrain.
I'll spare you that speech (and you can see links to some past articles about Scrivener here) so as to get right to the new program I want to mention.
Scrivener 's work environment is rich, but many elements can be toggled off as needed.
Scrivener 's corkboard view lets you visualize your work and reshuffle it as needed.
Scrivener 's other writing aids include a flexible character name generator--not so useful for research papers, perhaps, but a boon for fiction.
Mortgages – Wrongful discharge – Scrivener 's error.
Conrad the Scrivener The senator just can't be bothered to pass a budget.
Of Herman Melville's short story Bartleby the Scrivener .
A few weeks ago, the store closed for remodeling and will be open this Friday with new owners, Claudia and Matt Scriven.
District Judge Mary Scriven on Wednesday in Orlando granteda class action request.
Scrivener, "Image Handling In Two-Dimensional Design," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 2, no.
Mike Kiser, left, and Clark Scriven perform "My Sould Doth Magnify.".
Ben Scrivens could earn shot at Leaf job by playing while NHL sits: Cox.

In science:

Inspired by this result, we generalize the effective medium approximation (EMA) formulated by Sahimi, Hughes, Scriven, and Davis [27, 28] to investigate the transport on a line with infinite < 1/t >.
Persistent random walk on a site-disordered one-dimensional lattice: Photon subdiffusion
Huh, C. & Scriven, L. E. 1971 Hydrodynamic model of steady movement of a solid/liquid/fluid contact line. J.
Wetting Front Dynamics in Isotropic Porous Media
Example 5.2: Using this general definition of causality, let us consider Scriven’s [1959] famous paresis example, which has caused problems for many other formalisms.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Furthermore, according to Scriven, no other factor is known to be relevant in the development of paresis.7 This description is captured by a simple causal model MP .
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Scriven, M. J. [1959]: Explanation and prediction in evolutionary theory.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations