Escritoire. s. f. Ce qui contient ou renferme les choses necessaires pour escrire, encre, papier, plume, canif, &c. Escritoire qu'on porte sur soy. escritoire à calemard & cornet avec des pendants. escritoire de corne, d'yvoire, de cuivre. escritoire de cabinet, escritoire de table, escritoire d'argent, de verre. escritoire bien garnie.
On appelle, Greffier de l'Escritoire, Un Greffier qui escrit les rapports des Jurez ou Experts en Maçonnerie, Charpenterie, &c.

Dictionnaire de l'Académie française . 1964.

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  • escritoire — ► NOUN ▪ a small writing desk with drawers and compartments. ORIGIN French, from Latin scriptorium room for writing …   English terms dictionary

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  • Escritoire — An escritoire is a small, portable writing desk with a sloping front door, hinged at the bottom edge, that can be opened downwards to provide a writing surface. It is usually larger than a lap desk. The interior may contain small drawers designed …   Wikipedia

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  • escritoire — noun /ˌɛskriˈtwɑː,ˌɛskrɪˈtwɑːr/ A writing desk with a hinged door that provides the writing surface. Syn: bureau, secretary See Also: escritorial …   Wiktionary

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