greffier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, from Late Latin grafarius, graphiarius.

Noun[edit]

greffier (plural greffiers)

  1. (obsolete) A registrar or recorder; a notary.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin graphiarius (scribe, secretary)[1], from graphium (stylus). Compare greffe (clerk's office).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

greffier m (plural greffiers, feminine greffière)

  1. (law) clerk of the court; registrar of the court
  2. (dated, slang) cat, malkin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue française (1870)