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scrivener

One who drafts a document.Under the “doctrine of scrivener's error,”parties may correct a deed, mortgage, or other instrument by the use of oral evidence that the draftsperson made a mistake and did not express the intention of the parties. By virtue of the parol evidence rule, such testimony would ordinarily not be allowed.

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Huddersfield Town fans Richard Scrivener and his 14-year-old son Chris set off from the Galpharm Stadium at 7.
The first entry made by the scrivener for the town of Braga in northern Portugal, on Saturday, 5 February 1569, refers to a petition before the municipal council from Ilena Piriz.
Specifically, they will be chosen from among taxi and truck drivers, supermarket workers, and bar operators, or from sales people at shops and hotels, judicial scriveners and editors of recruit magazines, the EPA said.
The Scriveners got to know him when they moved from Halifax, Yorks.
It plans to exempt some candidates such as judicial scriveners and consulting engineers from certain exams, the paper said.