scrivener (plural scriveners)
- A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.
- (obsolete) One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.
- A writing master.
"Scrivener (enters with a paper in hand): Here is the indictment of the good Lord Hastings, Which in a set hand fairly in engrossed That is may be today read o'ver in Paul's. And mark how well the sequel hangs together: Eleven hours I have spent to write it over..."
-Shakespeare's Richard III 3.6
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