Greffier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Greffier A registrar or recorder; a notary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n greffier A registrar or recorder; a clerk; in French law, a prothonotary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Greffier gref′ier a registrar, a prothonotary.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from LL. grafarius, graphiarius, fr. L. graphium, a writing style; cf. F. greffe, a record office. See Graft, and cf. Graffer.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The greffier studied hard for a twelvemonth, and then discovered that his master was a quack.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
The greffier turned round to old Solomon, a money-changer, who had one or two clients in the prisn, and hapnd luckily to be there.
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This appointment had been brought about by the agency of the Greffier Martini, a warm partisan of Orange.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
At last the door at which the greffier had tapped opened, and a gaunt figure in a red robe came out.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
Write, Master Greffier, the prisoner says that the letters were carried by one Alain Le Gallais.
"St George's Cross" by H. G. Keene
Let him go to the Senechal and the Greffier and lay the matter before them.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
The greffier studied hard for a twelvemonth, and then discovered that his master was a quack.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The old greffier had died suddenly.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
Le secretaire general du Bureau international remplit les fonctions de greffier.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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