Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that causes another to remember something.
  • n. An officer of the British judiciary responsible for collecting debts owed to the Crown.
  • n. An official who represents the City of London, as on ceremonial occasions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who reminds someone
  • n. A memento or souvenir

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, serves to bring to, or keep in, mind; a memento; a memorial; a reminder.
  • n. A term applied in England to several officers, having various functions, their duty originally being to bring certain matters to the attention of the proper persons at the proper time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which reminds or revives the memory of anything.
  • n. An officer in the Exchequer of England, employed to record documents, make out processes, etc.: a recorder.

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Examples

  • It is quite certain that the principal acts and wars of each king were recorded by the court scribes, or official "remembrancer" or

    The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

  • And for myself, I am so convinced of the merit of the work that should it ever be thrown in my way to serve you in the way of your profession, depend on it that I shall not forget you while I have so good a remembrancer in the house.

    Letter 131

  • But until then Susan, the last Bradford daughter at Pine Hill, would be the remembrancer, the recorder, the celebrant.

    Dream State

  • “The murder of his own page, of which I gave him a remembrancer, is among the least of his sins.”

    Westward Ho!

  • The Spirit, according to John's gospel, is the remembrancer, the divine agency that makes the words of Christ contemporary.

    'The Bible Today: Reading & Hearing', The Larkin-Stuart Lecture

  • All the young fellows crowd up to ask her to dance, and, taking from her waist a little mother-of-pearl remembrancer, she notes them down.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • But, if I had not been an ass, I should not have needed a remembrancer — There is always some plaguy reflection that rises up in judgment against me, and ruffles my spirits —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • In short, at each of these occurrences he felt what was infinitely more tormenting than the stab of a real dagger; and at every fresh fillip of his fear, he acted as a remembrancer to his conductress, in a new volley of imprecations, importing, that her life was absolutely connected with his opinion of his own safety.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • To him he was an only child, the heir of his wealth, the future bearer of his title; the most heart-stirring remembrancer of those days, when he had been so much

    Doctor Thorne

  • Near a fortnight had passed before I attempted to restrain their affliction; for premature consolation is but the remembrancer of sorrow.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

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  • "The City of London is the only part of Britain over which parliament has no authority. In one respect at least the Corporation acts as the superior body: it imposes on the House of Commons a figure called the remembrancer: an official lobbyist who sits behind the Speaker’s chair and ensures that, whatever our elected representatives might think, the City’s rights and privileges are protected."
    - George Monbiot, Wealth Destroyers, monbiot.com, 31 Oct 2011.

    November 1, 2011

  • memorist

    November 28, 2010