copyistsN-COUNTA copyist copies other people's music or paintings or, in the past, made written copies of documents.
She copies the true artist's signature as part of a painting, as do most copyists.
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copyist — UK [ˈkɒpɪɪst] / US [ˈkɑpɪɪst] noun [countable] Word forms copyist : singular copyist plural copyists someone who produces copies of things such as documents, music, or paintings … English dictionary
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copyist — /kop ee ist/, n. 1. a person who transcribes copies, esp. of documents. 2. an imitator. [1690 1700; COPY + IST] * * * … Universalium