chirography

[kahy-rog-ruh-fee]
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Origin of chirography

First recorded in 1645–55; chiro- + -graphy
Related formschi·rog·ra·pher, nounchi·ro·graph·ic [kahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌkaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/, chi·ro·graph·i·cal, adjective
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Related Words for chirography

handwriting, writing, calligraphy

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British Dictionary definitions for chirography

chirography

noun
  1. another name for calligraphy
Derived Formschirographer, nounchirographic (ˌkaɪrəˈɡræfɪk) or chirographical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for chirography
n.

"handwriting," 1650s, from chiro- + -graphy. Chirograph "formal written legal document" is attested from late 13c. in Anglo-French, from Latin chirographum, from Greek kheirographia "written testimony."

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