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Meaning of clerk

clerk

Pronunciation: (klûrkBrit.klärk), [key]
— n.
  1. a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general office tasks.
  2. a salesclerk.
  3. a person who keeps the records and performs the routine business of a court, legislature, board, etc.
  4. a member of the clergy; ecclesiastic.
  5. a lay person charged with various minor ecclesiastical duties.
    1. a person who is able to read, or to read and write.
    2. a scholar.
—v.i.
  1. to act or serve as a clerk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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