Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ignorant; unlearned.
  • Without a clerk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Unlearned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without clerks.
  • adjective obsolete uneducated

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clerk +‎ -less

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • (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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