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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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45) cites Christine's views on the 'courtly predator' and the 'malignity of clerkish misogyny'; Chapter 8 (pp.
Self-evidently dystopian the Union may be, but it still shines each day with clerkish busyness, recomposing itself as an ideal bureaucratic creation, as if the European elite had at some point been shipped en masse to the John F.
Furthermore, as Rashid Khalifa discovers after the battle, the mighty tyrant who almost sealed the Wellspring permanently is nothing but "a skinny, scrawny, snivelling, drivelling, mingy, stingy, measly, weaselly, clerkish sort of fellow" (190).