the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc, and may serve as historical and literary sources
a handwriting of the past

Derived Formspalaeographer, nounpalaeographic (ˌpælɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or palaeographical, adjective
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