Pronunciation: (klûrk; Brit.klärk), [key]
1. a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general office tasks.
2. a salesclerk.
3. a person who keeps the records and performs the routine business of a court, legislature, board, etc.
4. a member of the clergy; ecclesiastic.
5. a lay person charged with various minor ecclesiastical duties.
a. a person who is able to read, or to read and write.
b. a scholar.
to act or serve as a clerk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.