Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Clerkly skill; scholarliness.

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

  • noun obsolete Scholarship.

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  • noun obsolete scholarship

Etymologies

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clerkly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But, given that it is very hard to measure in any objective way “judiciousness” or “clerkliness,” we rely on proxies to make thecall.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rosen on (Progressive) Judicial Minimalism and Obama:

  • Ralf Percy's mockery of his clerkliness, but there was more real distaste for all that appertained to the past days that he now despised.

    The Caged Lion

  • The letter found in the hut is also somewhat different; for while at the Encantadas he was informed that, not only did it evince a certain clerkliness, but was full of the strangest satiric effrontery which does not adequately appear in Porter's version.

    The Piazza Tales

  • They are but musty beds in which old clerkliness lies asleep! "

    Windy McPherson's Son

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