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The scribe was expected to perform his task with purity of spirit.
in the days before printing presses and related technology:  someone employed to write copies of documents or write what someone said

More rarely, scribe can reference a writer — especially a journalist. It can also reference a religious teacher from biblical times. Even more rarely, it can reference a sharp-pointed tool for marking wood or metal to be cut; or a line made on metal or wood such as might be used to indicate where material should be cut.
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