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onomastic

[on-uh-mas-tik] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to proper names.
2.
of or relating to onomastics.
3.
Law. (of a signature) written in the handwriting other than that of the document, instrument, etc., to which it is appended.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Greek onomastikós, derivative of onomázein to name; see -tic
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Examples from the web for onomastic
  • Proper names, and especially personal names, as ideal socio-onomastic parameters.
  • Also genealogical charts, a published genealogy, and an onomastic index to many of the family records in the papers.
British Dictionary definitions for onomastic

onomastic

/ˌɒnəˈmæstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to proper names
2.
(law) denoting a signature in a different handwriting from that of the document to which it is attached
Word Origin
C17: from Greek onomastikos, from onomazein to name, from onomaname
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Word Origin and History for onomastic
adj.

1716, from French onomastique (17c.), from Greek onomastikos "of or belonging to naming," from onomastos "named," verbal adjective of onomazein "to name," from onoma "name" (see name).

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