clerk
clerk 1 n
1: an official responsible (as to a court) for correspondence, records, and accounts and having specified powers or authority (as to issue writs)
a city clerk
2 a: a person employed to keep records or accounts or to perform general office work
b: a person (as a law student or graduate) employed by an attorney or judge to assist with case-related tasks (as research) compare paralegal
clerk·ship n
clerk 2 vi: to act or work as a clerk
clerk ed for a Supreme Court justice

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

clerk
I noun archivist, chronicler, copyist, court employee, court official, court scribe, judicial administrator, judicial assistant, judicial recorder, judicial secretary, office holder, office worker, official, prothonotary, recorder, record keeper, registrar, scriba, scribe, scrivener, secretary associated concepts: clerk of the county, clerk of the court, county clerk, papers filed with the clerk, town clerk foreign phrases:
- Errores scribentls nocere non debent. — An error made by a clerk ought not to prejudice
II verb aid a judge, assist a judge, help a judge, work for a judge III index accountant, amanuensis, assistant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


clerk
n.
(1) A person who works in an office handling documents, records, and other administrative duties.
(2) A person who works in a store, selling and organizing merchandise, usually an assistant.
(3) A court officer who keeps court records, files pleadings and motions, issues process, and enters judgment.
v.
To work as a clerk, especially a law clerk.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


clerk
1) An official or employee who handles the business of a court or a system of courts, maintains files of each case, and issues routine documents. Almost every county has a clerk of the courts or county clerk who fulfills those functions, and most courtrooms have a clerk to keep records and assist the judge in the management of the court.
2) A young lawyer who helps a judge or a senior attorney research and draft documents.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


clerk
n. One who keeps records or accounts, attends to correspondence, or does other similar duties in an office.
@ court clerk
The court official in charge of some or all of the administrative aspects of the court's operations, including the filing, processing, and maintenance of court records; preparing summons and other papers that commence a lawsuit, including endorsement or placement of raised seal to signify that the papers are official documents of the court; and entering judgments.
@ law clerk
1 A law student who is employed as an assistant to a lawyer or judge and does legal research; helps with the writing of briefs, opinions, and other legal documents; and performs similar tasks.
2 A lawyer, usually a recent graduate of a law school, who is employed as an assistant to a judge and does legal research and helps with case management and the writing of opinions.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


clerk
A person employed in an office or government agency who performs various tasks such as keeping records or accounts, filing, letter writing, or transcribing. One who works in a store and whose job might include working as a cashier, selling merchandise, or waiting on customers.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


clerk
A person employed in an office or government agency who performs various tasks such as keeping records or accounts, filing, letter writing, or transcribing. One who works in a store and whose job might include working as a cashier, selling merchandise, or waiting on customers.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

clerk
n.
   1) an official or employee who handles the business of a court or a system of courts, maintains files of each case, and issues routine documents. Almost every county has a clerk of the courts or County Clerk who fulfills those functions, and most courtrooms have a clerk to keep records and assist the judge in the management of the court.
   2) a young lawyer who assists a judge or a senior attorney in research and drafting of documents, usually for a year or two, and benefits in at least two ways: learning from the judge or attorney and enjoying association with them. Law clerks for judges, particularly on the Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, are chosen from among the top students graduating from law school.
   3) a person who works in an office or a store who performs physical work such as filing, stocking shelves, or counter sales.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Clerk — (kl[ e]rk; in Eng. kl[aum]rk; 277), n. [Either OF. clerc, fr. L. clericus a priest, or AS. clerc, cleric, clerk, priest, fr. L. clericus, fr. Gr. klhriko s belonging to the clergy, fr. klh^ros lot, allotment, clergy; cf. Deut. xviii. 2. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clerk — 〈[ kla:k] od. [klœ:rk] m. 6〉 1. Gerichtsschreiber 2. Buchhalter, Handlungsgehilfe, kaufm. Angestellter 3. (niederer) Geistlicher der anglikan. Kirche [engl., „Sekretär, Buchhalter, Kontorist“] * * * Clerk [klark, engl.: klɑ:k ], der; s, s [engl.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • clerk — clerk·ess; clerk·ish; clerk·less; clerk; clerk·ship; clerk·ly; …   English syllables

  • Clerk — ist der englische Begriff für einen Büroangestellten, Schriftführer oder Protokollführer bei Gericht Clerk ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexandre M. Clerk (1861–1932), kanadischer Komponist und Dirigent George Russell Clerk… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • clerk — ► NOUN 1) a person employed in an office or bank to keep records or accounts and to undertake other routine administrative duties. 2) an official in charge of the records of a local council or court. 3) a senior official in Parliament. 4) a lay… …   English terms dictionary

  • clerk — klərk n a third or fourth year medical student undergoing clinical training in a clerkship clerk vi …   Medical dictionary

  • Clerk — [klark, engl. klɑ:k] der; s, s <aus engl. clerk »Angestellter«, dies über fr. clerc »Schreiber, Angestellter«, eigtl. »Kleriker«, aus kirchenlat. clericus, vgl. ↑Klerikeru. Klerus>: 1. kaufmännischer Angestellter (in England od. Amerika). 2 …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • clerk — [klʉrk; ] Brit [ klärk] n. [ME < OFr & OE clerc, both < LL(Ec) clericus, a priest < Gr(Ec) klērikos, a cleric < klēros, lot, inheritance (later, from use in LXX, Deut. 18:2, of the Levites, hence the Christian clergy), orig., a shard… …   English World dictionary

  • Clerk — (engl., spr. klark oder klörk), Schreiber, s. Clerc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clerk — (engl.), s. Clerc …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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