Definition of riding clerk in English:

riding clerk

noun

  • One of the Six Clerks of the Chancery, who (originally) accompanied the monarch or Chancellor when travelling, and was authorized to enter in the Rolls of Chancery those patents, commissions, and grants that passed the Great Seal.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Cavendish (b. 1494), biographer and poet. From riding + clerk.

Pronunciation

riding clerk

/ˈrʌɪdɪŋ klɑːk/