[ bur-tl-on-ij ]

  1. the process of applying this system: Be assured that the Bertillonage of Mr. Vance was an exacting procedure, with diligent attention to detail.

Origin of Bertillonage

First recorded in 1890–95; Bertillon + -age

Words Nearby Bertillonage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bertillonage in a sentence

  • Even on this very matter of finger-prints there is a general confusion with Bertillonage—a totally different thing.

    Scotland Yard | George Dilnot
  • There is a great deal of confusion in the public mind between Bertillonage and the finger-print system.

    Scotland Yard | George Dilnot
  • While there, they are now submitted to Bertillonage, a newly coined word that has already come into use.

    Finger Prints | Francis Galton
  • Bertillonage can rarely supply more than grounds for very strong suspicion: the method of finger prints affords certainty.

    Finger Prints | Francis Galton
  • Bertillonage exhibited certain defects which were first brought to light in Bengal.