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court hand

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noun
  1. a style of handwriting formerly used in the English law courts.
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Origin of court hand

First recorded in 1585–95
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  • The leaves are of parchment, with the contents written in a small Court-hand in Latin; and on folio 130 a, is this entry.

    Chronicles of London Bridge

    Richard Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for court hand

court hand

noun
  1. a style of handwriting formerly used in English law courts
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