Etymology
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escritoire (n.)

"piece of furniture with conveniences for writing," 1706, from French écritoire (Old French escritoire, 12c., "desk, carrel"), from Late Latin scriptorium "place for writing" (see scriptorium).

updated on September 10, 2014

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Definitions of escritoire from WordNet

escritoire (n.)
a desk used for writing;
Synonyms: secretary / writing table / secretaire
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