noun, plural signs manual.
Origin of sign manual
Examples from the Web for sign manual
We may observe that the article of Purveyance is here very gently touched upon, and confined to a sign-manual.
Sir William has since published a hand imprint used as a sign-manual and printed in 1858.Dactylography|Henry Faulds
On being satisfied of its accuracy, the Baron marks the signature as "revised;" and in due time the sign-manual is affixed to it.
He was preaching that severity which is the sign-manual of youth and hope.Twelve Types|G.K. Chesterton
Nevertheless, his sign-manual is content with humble and stagnant conditions.Modern Essays|John Macy