clerk

A member's bona fide employee who has been registered by the exchange to work on the trading floor. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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clerk clerk [klɑːk ǁ klɜːrk] noun [countable] JOBS
1. someone who keeps records or accounts in an office:

• a filing clerk

ˌarticled ˈclerk
old-fashioned LAW JOBS the job title of someone who is training to become a solicitor
ˈbank clerk BANKING JOBS
someone who works in a bank, serving customers and doing other jobs
correˈspondence ˌclerk JOBS
someone whose job is to receive, answer, and file letters and other documents in an office
ˈfiling clerk
old-fashioned JOBS a person who works in an office whose job is to store all the papers and documents in the right order:

• She tried a government training course in shorthand and typing but, lacking confidence, ended up as a filing clerk.

ˈledger clerk
ACCOUNTING JOBS someone whose job is to enter information in a ledger (= an accounting record showing what a business has bought or sold)
2. an official in charge of the records of a court, town council etc:

• Plans of the land were deposited with the clerk of the county council.

3. TRAVEL someone who deals with people arriving in a hotel:

• Leave the keys with the desk clerk.

— see also salesclerk

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clerk UK US /klɑːk/ US  /klɜːrk/ noun [C] WORKPLACE, HR
a person who works in an office, dealing with records or performing general office duties: »

filing/wage/accounts clerk

»

a junior office clerk

(US a hotel employee who helps guests when they arrive and leave: »

The clerk checked us in and gave us our key.

(US someone who sells things in a shop: »

Take your purchases to the clerk, and he will wrap them for you.

See also ARTICLED CLERK(Cf. articled clerk), BANK CLERK(Cf. ↑bank clerk), BOOKING CLERK(Cf. ↑booking clerk), CORRESPONDENCE CLERK(Cf. ↑correspondence clerk), FILING CLERK(Cf. ↑filing clerk)
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clerk UK US /klɑːk/ verb [I]
WORKPLACE, HR to work as a clerk: »

Debbie has a summer job clerking in an office.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • clerk — 1 n 1: an official responsible (as to a court) for correspondence, records, and accounts and having specified powers or authority (as to issue writs) a city clerk clerk of court 2 a: a person employed to keep records or accounts or to perform… …   Law dictionary

  • Clerk — (kl[ e]rk; in Eng. kl[aum]rk; 277), n. [Either OF. clerc, fr. L. clericus a priest, or AS. clerc, cleric, clerk, priest, fr. L. clericus, fr. Gr. klhriko s belonging to the clergy, fr. klh^ros lot, allotment, clergy; cf. Deut. xviii. 2. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clerk — 〈[ kla:k] od. [klœ:rk] m. 6〉 1. Gerichtsschreiber 2. Buchhalter, Handlungsgehilfe, kaufm. Angestellter 3. (niederer) Geistlicher der anglikan. Kirche [engl., „Sekretär, Buchhalter, Kontorist“] * * * Clerk [klark, engl.: klɑ:k ], der; s, s [engl.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • clerk — clerk·ess; clerk·ish; clerk·less; clerk; clerk·ship; clerk·ly; …   English syllables

  • Clerk — ist der englische Begriff für einen Büroangestellten, Schriftführer oder Protokollführer bei Gericht Clerk ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexandre M. Clerk (1861–1932), kanadischer Komponist und Dirigent George Russell Clerk… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • clerk — ► NOUN 1) a person employed in an office or bank to keep records or accounts and to undertake other routine administrative duties. 2) an official in charge of the records of a local council or court. 3) a senior official in Parliament. 4) a lay… …   English terms dictionary

  • clerk|ly — «KLUR klee; British KLAHR klee», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. of or like a clerk; clerkish. 2. of the clergy. 3. Archaic. scholarly. –adv. in the manner of a clerk. –clerk´li|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • clerk — klərk n a third or fourth year medical student undergoing clinical training in a clerkship clerk vi …   Medical dictionary

  • Clerk — [klark, engl. klɑ:k] der; s, s <aus engl. clerk »Angestellter«, dies über fr. clerc »Schreiber, Angestellter«, eigtl. »Kleriker«, aus kirchenlat. clericus, vgl. ↑Klerikeru. Klerus>: 1. kaufmännischer Angestellter (in England od. Amerika). 2 …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • clerk — [klʉrk; ] Brit [ klärk] n. [ME < OFr & OE clerc, both < LL(Ec) clericus, a priest < Gr(Ec) klērikos, a cleric < klēros, lot, inheritance (later, from use in LXX, Deut. 18:2, of the Levites, hence the Christian clergy), orig., a shard… …   English World dictionary

  • Clerk [1] — Clerk (engl.), 1) so v. w. Clerc, bes. 2); 2) Küster an einer englischen Universität …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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