The many monasteries were filled with scriveners who kept a record of events with considerable detail and probable accuracy.
God Almighty provides for the crows and jackdaws, and even for scriveners; and should he fail us poor pinchguts?
His task was so heavy that in some cases he was given the help of scriveners; but every document had to bear his signature.
Prodigious sums are spent in this lawsuit, and more must be borrowed of scriveners and usurers at heavy interest.
Her mentioning of thieves made me inquire after the scriveners and notaries.
Scriveners drew up legal documents, arranged mortgages, handled property transactions, and put borrowers in touch with lenders.
The Bank of England provided a safer deposit and lower interest than goldsmiths or scriveners.
But yet certain though it be, it hath flaws; for that the scriveners and brokers do value unsound men, to serve their own turn.
With that, the scriveners denied their trade, alleging that they were secretaries; and the attorneys called themselves solicitors.
Many of his letters are subsequently addressed from it, and three years later he was keeping a staff of scriveners there.