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handwriting

noun autography, calligraphy, chirography, cursive writing, hand, longhand, manus, pencraft, penmanship, script, scription, style of penmanship, writing
Associated concepts: forgery, handwriting expert, handwrittng sample, holographic wills
See also: script

HANDWRITING, evidence. Almost every person's handwriting has something whereby it may be distinguished from the writing of others, and this difference is sometimes intended by the term.
     2. It is sometimes necessary to prove that a certain instrument or name is in the handwriting of a particular person; that is done either by the testimony of a witness, who saw the paper or signature actually written, or by one who has by sufficient means, acquired such a knowledge of the general character of the handwriting of the party, as will enable him to swear to his belief, that the handwriting of the person is the handwriting in question. 1 Phil. Ev. 422; Stark. Ev. h.t.; 2 John. Cas. 211; 5 John. R. 144; 1 Dall. 14; 2 Greenl. R. 33; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 668; 1 Nott & M'Cord, 554; 19 Johns. R. 134; Anthon's N. P. 77; 1 Ruffin's R. 6; 2 Nott & M'Cord, 400; 7 Com. Dig. 447; Bac. Ab. Evidence, M; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.

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The sight of his handwriting made him anxious, for it was his aunt who always wrote to him.
A few weeks ago," he remarked, "I had a visit from the lady whose handwriting is upon that envelope.
I sold him the arsenic--about an ounce and a half--and labeled the bottle in which I put it with the word 'Poison' in my own handwriting.
A second letter, which had arrived that morning (addressed to Arnold in a legal handwriting, and bearing the post-mark of Edinburgh), was forwarded in the same way, and at the same time.
There was no signature, but he fancied that the handwriting was not wholly unfamiliar to him.
It was black as night, and on it were written, in the red flaming letters which are the handwriting of the fallen angel, 'Without pity and without remorse.
I glanced down at the flimsy blackened pages whose very handwriting seemed cabalistic, incomprehensible to the experience of Western Europe.
At last he opened it; it was a thick heavy letter, weighing over two ounces, two large sheets of note paper were covered with very small handwriting.
What was more, she showed and read to everyone the letter in Dounia's own handwriting to Mr.
Before you and Frank even start the handwriting-exercises I'll give you to do at home this week, I'd like you both to look at the handwritings of people you know, and see if all the legible ones really do come from 'dull and dumb and boring' people, and if all the illegible ones really do come from 'intelligent and creative' folks.
In a world of high technology, some find handwriting unimportant.
The Fact That Two Handwritings are identical has, for centuries, spurred researchers to investigate the relationship between personality and handwriting.