from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer on law; one who writes law-books.
  • n. A copier or engrosser of legal papers.


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  • In this view God is the law-writer, the principle-creator, the watchmaker.

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  • There was not a single law-writer that had touched upon the existence of such

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  • Pickering protested against this as a barbarism, and argued that no self-respecting law-writer would employ it, but all the same it was firmly entrenched in the common speech and it has remained there to this day.

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  • To-day I exist as a law-writer, to-day I am old, and with my vanished youth hope has vanished too.

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  • I sat for awhile in the darkness, listening to the scratching of the pen of my neighbour, the old law-writer, and the sense of despair that its sound always communicated to me encompassed me about this evening with heavier weight than usual.

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  • In the room next to me lived a law-writer and his wife.

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  • But as for him employing a girl as a law-writer, what would the profession say to that?

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  • Cowper, two attorneys, and a law-writer -- were placed in the dock on the charge of murdering Sarah Stout.

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  • The counsel quoted the old French law, and a French law-writer of 1700,

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  • Upon which law-writer there was an inquest, and which law-writer was an anonymous character, his name being unknown.

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