Ingrossing

Ingrossing

The act of making a perfect copy of a particular instrument, such as a deed, lease, or will, from a rough draft so that it may be properly executed to achieve its purpose.

INGROSSING, practice. The act of copying from a rough draft a writing in order that it may be executed; as, ingrossing a deed.

References in classic literature ?
This is done, chiefly by suppressing, or at least keeping a strait hand, upon the devouring trades of usury, ingrossing great pasturages, and the like.