noun, plural a·man·u·en·ses [uh-man-yoo-en-seez] /əˌmæn yuˈɛn siz/.

  1. a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

  1. a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts

“one who takes dictation,” 1610s, from Latin amanuensis “adjective used as a noun,” from servus a manu “secretary,” literally “servant from the hand,” from a “from” + manu, ablative of manus “hand” (see manual (adj.)).

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