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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Definitions for paraph

  1. a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.

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Citations for paraph
The manuscript's most tantalizing feature is a scribal paraph with the initials IB at the end of Certain sonnets... H. R. Woudhuysen, Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts
His worried expression, however, was not just a mask for the moment. Of late, it had become his most distinctive feature, his peculiar paraph. Ken Anderson, The Statue Of Pan
Origin of paraph
Though early incarnations of paraph appear in Italian, Middle French, and Middle English, its earliest origins are Greek with para- meaning "beside" and the final -ph resulting from graphos, referring to text.