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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 Very Rev John Methuen has been accused of ``conduct unbecoming the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders'' and has been suspended on full pay.
100 Years Ago Yesterday in the Divorce Court, Mr Justice Buckwell heard the petition of Mrs Amy Rebecca Page for the dissolution of her marriage with the Rev John Rees, ordained as a clerk in Holy Orders, on the ground of cruelty, misconduct and desertion.
The church court later cleared the Dean of conduct unbecoming a clerk in holy orders.