Definition of amanuensis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    amanuensis

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//əˌmænjuˈensɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌmænjuˈensɪs//
     
    (pl. amanuenses
    BrE BrE//əˌmænjuˈensiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌmænjuˈensiːz//
     
    )
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a person who writes down your words when you cannot write, for example if you are injured and have an exam
  2. 2an assistant, especially one who writes or types for somebody
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: Latin, from (servus) a manu ‘(slave) at hand(writing), secretary’ + -ensis ‘belonging to’.
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