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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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The tracks were deemed raceable by the clerks of the course yesterday morning but, with more rain expected, all three have decided to adopt a cautious approach and call inspections.
Both of today's jumps meetings are subject to 8am inspections, although the clerks of the course at Leicester and Catterick were confident yesterday that the checks would be mere formalities.
HEAVY rain is set to hit the south east today and tonight to leave clerks of the course fearing they have swapped the deep-freeze for downpours, writes Tom Kerr.