Meaning of “amanuensis” in the English Dictionary

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"amanuensis" in British English

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amanuensisnoun [ C ]

uk /əˌmæn.juˈen.sɪs/ us /əˌmæn.juˈen.sɪs/ plural amanuenses uk /-siːz/ us formal

Examples from literature

  • I should have no trouble but that of dictation, which would be performed as speedily as an amanuensis could write. 
  • The circumstance that an amanuensis was employed, and the author writes the initials of his signature only, strengthens this impression. 
  • The only difference it produced, that I am aware of, was its causing him to employ the hand of an amanuensis in place of his own. 
  • The plan had been put before him in manuscript For the mechanical part of the work Johnson employed, as he told me, six amanuenses. 
  • The story simply wanted a straightforward amanuensis to tell itself. 

(Definition of “amanuensis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)