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Court clerk, n. Also: court clark. [Court n. 3.] The clerk of a court of justice. 1563 Glasgow Prot. I. Pref. 17.
Williame Hegate, noter publict and court clerk of Glesgw
1569 Rec. Earld. Orkney 129.
His hand led at the pen … be Peter Symson, court clark for the tyme
1569 Grant Chart. 140.
Commond court clark of the … brugh of Elgin
1602 Montgomery Mem. 244.
Hew Garven, court clerk of Irwin
1607 Edinb. Test. XLIII. 166.
Archibald Ligait, nottar, courtclark of Glasgow

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