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 for scrivener
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrivener \Scrive"ner\ (? or ?), n. [From older scrivein, OF.
     escrivain, F. ['e]crivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to
     write. See Scribe.]
     1. A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw
        contracts or prepare writings. --Shak.
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              The writer better scrivener than clerk. --Fuller.
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     2. One whose business is to place money at interest; a
        broker. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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     3. A writing master. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     Scrivener's palsy. See Writer's cramp, under Writer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scrivener
      n 1: someone employed to make written copies of documents and
           manuscripts [syn: copyist, scribe, scrivener]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrivener":
     accountant, amanuensis, archivist, bookkeeper, calligrapher,
     chirographer, clerk, copier, copyist, documentalist, engraver,
     filing clerk, ink spiller, inkslinger, letterer, librarian, marker,
     notary, notary public, pen, pencil driver, penman, penner,
     prothonotary, record clerk, recorder, recording secretary,
     recordist, register, registrar, scorekeeper, scorer, scribbler,
     scribe, secretary, stenographer, stonecutter, timekeeper,
     transcriber, word-slinger, writer
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SCRIVENER. A person whose, business it is to write deeds and other 
  instruments for others; a conveyancer. 
       2. Money scriveners are those who are engaged in procuring money to be 
  lent on mortgages and other securities, and lending such money accordingly. 
  They act also as agents for the purchase and sale of real estates. 
       3. To be considered a money scrivener, a person must be concerned in 
  carrying on the trade or profession as a means of making a livelihood. He 
  must in the course of his occupation receive other men's moneys into his 
  trust and custody, to lay out for them as occasion offers. 3 Camp. R. 538; 2 
  Esp. Cas. 555. 
  
  

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