Definition for ART-IF'I-CER

ART-IF'I-CER, n. [L. artifex, from ars, and facio.]

  1. An artist; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular kind; as, a silversmith or saddler.
  2. One who makes or contrives; an inventor; as, an artificer of fraud or lies. – Milton.
  3. A cunning, or artful fellow. [Not used.] Ben Jonson.

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