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  • adj. Without clerks.
  • adj. uneducated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unlearned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ignorant; unlearned.
  • Without a clerk.


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clerk +‎ -less


  • Mr. Royall, though monosyllabic at home, was not averse, in certain moods, to imparting his views to his fellow-townsmen; perhaps, also, he was unwilling that his rare clients should surprise him sitting, clerkless and unoccupied, in his dusty office.

    Summer; a novel

  • (Clerquette is unsure whether, as a technical matter, this would mean nominating a successor who turned out to be entirely different than he or she appeared, or actually replacing Souter with a liberal jurist.) inter alia) Clerquette's co-blogress, as well and our friends at Above the Law, that Souter's ongoing clerkless-ness was a sign that he was down to his last few forks, Clerquette cannot help feeling somewhat shocked - shocked!

    Underneath Their Robes


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