diplomatics

[dip-luh-mat-iks]
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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

First recorded in 1785–95; see origin at diplomatic, -ics
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Related Words for diplomatics

diplomacy, diplomatics

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British Dictionary definitions for diplomatics

diplomatics

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 the critical study of historical documents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