A secretary or notary under the Roman empire; also, a similar officer in France during the old monarchy.

Origin: L. Tabellio, fr. Tabella a tablet, a writing, document, dim. Of tabula a board: cf. F. Tabellion. See Table.

(01 Mar 1998)

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