Bertillon system

noun
  1. a system of identifying persons, especially criminals, by a record of individual physical measurements and peculiarities.

Origin of Bertillon system

First recorded in 1895–1900; named after A. Bertillon
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British Dictionary definitions for bertillon system

Bertillon system

noun
  1. a system formerly in use for identifying persons, esp criminals, by means of a detailed record of physical characteristics

Word Origin for Bertillon system

C19: named after Alphonse Bertillon (1853–1914), French criminal investigator
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