(1791-1861) French dramatist. He achieved recognition with Une Nuit de la garde nationale/Night of the National Guard 1815, and with numerous assistants produced many plays of technical merit but little profundity, including Bertrand et Raton/The School for Politicians 1833.
ETYM Latin scriba, from scribere to write; cf. Greek skariphos a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), Eng. scarify. Related to Ascribe, Describe, Script, Scrivener, Scrutoire.
Informal terms for journalists; SYN. scribbler, penman.
Member of an ancient Jewish group of biblical scholars, both priests and laypersons, who studied the books of Moses and sat in the Sanhedrin (supreme court). In the New Testament they are associated with the Pharisees. Later, they are the copyists of Hebrew scripture.
To score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking.