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- n. the chief administrative officer of a town, responsible for maintaining its records
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an office who keeps the records of a town, and enters its official proceedings. See Clerk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the official who keeps a town's records
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Mr. Prime says of him: “He was a strong man in body and mind, an able and upright magistrate, for eighteen years one of the selectmen of the town, twenty-seven years town clerk and treasurer, fifteen years a member of the Colonial and State Legislature, and a prominent, honored, and useful member and officer of the church.”