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diplomatics

[dip-luh-mat-iks] /ˌdɪp ləˈmæt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like.
Origin of diplomatics
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; See origin at diplomatic, -ics
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diplomatics

/ˌdɪpləˈmætɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the critical study of historical documents
2.
a less common word for diplomacy
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