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penmanship

[pen-muh n-ship] /ˈpɛn mənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the art of handwriting; the use of the pen in writing.
2.
a person's style or manner of handwriting:
clear penmanship; poor penmanship.
Origin of penmanship
1685-1695
1685-95; penman + -ship
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penmanship

/ˈpɛnmənʃɪp/
noun
1.
style or technique of writing by hand Also called calligraphy
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Word Origin and History for penmanship
n.

1690s, from obsolete penman "copyist, clerk, scrivener" + -ship.

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