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Definitions of clerk:

part of speech: noun

( orig.) A clergyman or priest: a scholar: one who reads the responses in the English Church service: in common use, one employed as a writer or assistant in an office.

part of speech: noun

One engaged to write in an office or keep business books; a clergyman; a reader of responses in the church- service.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To act as clerk or salesman.

part of speech: noun


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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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