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A writing or signature made by one person for another.

When a principal gives his or her agent the power to pay creditors, the checks written by the agent are allographs for the principal.

An autograph is the opposite of an allo-graph.


a document written by a person who is not a party to it.
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Shaughnessy does not comment on the discrepancy between jih in the MS and jii in the received version, and we cannot make a judgment as to which is "correct" based on other occurrences in the text, as there is one case each of [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] it is not impossible that [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]jii < kjij < *kjij was an allograph for [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]jih < kjijH < < *kjits
The other two sets of allographs that will be discussed below are a) i, j (22) and y, and b) u, v and w.
These concern the usage of the initial allographs of the graphemes taw (T) and lamedh (D) in suffix-initial or in word-division.