- scribe1(defs 1, 2).
- a notary.
- a person who writes out deeds, letters, etc; copyist
- a notary
n.“professional penman, copyist,” late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), with superfluous -er + scrivein “scribe” (c.1300), from Old French escrivain “a writer, notary, clerk” (Modern French écrivain), from Vulgar Latin *scribanem accusative of scriba “a scribe,” from scribere (see script (n.)).