officer. A person employed in an office, public or private,
for keeping records or accounts. His business is to write or register, in
proper form, the transactions of the tribunal or body to which he belongs.
Some clerks, however, have little or no writing to do in their offices,
as, the clerk of the market, whose duties are confined chiefly to superintending
the markets. In the English law, clerk also signifies a clergyman.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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