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clerk

1. clerk to the justices (in England) a legally qualified person who sits in court with lay justices to advise them on points of law
2. an employee of a court, legislature, board, corporation, etc., who keeps records and accounts, etc.
3. Brit a senior official of the House of Commons
4. a cleric
5. US and Canadian short for salesclerk
6. Archaic a scholar
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Clerks of the course have shown again and again that they cannot be trusted with this issue.
CLERKS of the courses were last night keeping fingers firmly crossed that a forecast cold snap over the next 48 hours would fail to interrupt proceedings, writes Bruce Jackson.
It seems to me that clerks of the courses are reluctant to use the penetrometer, and prefer to rely on their own judgements.