clerk of court


clerk of court
Administrator or chief clerical officer of the court.

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  • clerk of court — Primarily a ministerial officer, the assistant or official scribe of the court, whose principal duty is to make a correct memorial of the proceedings of the court, and who has custody of the court s records and seal, with authority to certify to… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • deputy clerk of court — In some jurisdictions, a mere agent of the principal clerk performing as of right only ministerial acts, but in other jurisdictions, an independent public officer vested with authority to discharge any of the official duties of his principal save …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 clerk of court 2 a: a person employed to keep records or accounts or to perform… …   Law dictionary

  • Court of Finances — Court of Accounts in Paris. Under the French monarchy, the Courts of Accounts (in French Chambres des comptes) were sovereign courts specialising in financial affairs. The Court of Accounts in Paris was the oldest and the forerunner of today s… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

  • Court clerk — A court clerk (British English clerk to the court; American English clerk of the court or clerk of court) is an officer of the court whose responsibilities include maintaining the records of a court. Another duty is to administer oaths to… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Session — redirects here. For other uses, see Court of Session (disambiguation). Court of Session Logo of the Court of Session Established 1532 …   Wikipedia

  • Court uniform and dress — Court dressOn formal royal occasions in monarchies the dress worn by those present has in the past been prescribed by official regulations. Court dress (as distinguished from court uniform mentioned in the section below) is worn by all men not… …   Wikipedia

  • Court houses in New South Wales — were designed by the Colonial Architect, later known as the Government Architect. Contents 1 Current role 2 History of New South Wales Local Courts 3 Court house buildings of New South Wales …   Wikipedia