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chirography

[kahy-rog-ruh-fee] /kaɪˈrɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
handwriting; penmanship.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; chiro- + -graphy
Related forms
chirographer, noun
chirographic
[kahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌkaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
chirographical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chirographer

chirography

/kaɪˈrɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
another name for calligraphy
Derived Forms
chirographer, noun
chirographic (ˌkaɪrəˈɡræfɪk), chirographical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for chirographer

chirography

n.

"handwriting," 1650s, from chiro- + -graphy. Chirograph "formal written legal document" is attested from late 13c. in Anglo-French, from Latin chirographum, from Greek kheirographia "written testimony."

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