Definitions of handwriting

  1. something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which is written by hand; manuscript. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One's style of penmanship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The style of writing peculiar to each hand or person: writing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Peculiar style of writing; autograph. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The form of writing peculiar to a given person; penmanship; written matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The style of writing peculiar to each hand or person; a writing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The form of writing peculiar to a person; any writing: at hand, near; within reach: by hand, with the hands; not by tools or instruments, & c.: from hand to hand, from one person to another: hand in hand, in union; conjointly: hand to hand, close union; close fight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. ( Colossians 2:14 ). The "blotting out the handwriting" is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken. biblestudytools.com
  12. The chirography of a person; the cast or form of writing peculiar toa person, including the size, shape, and style of letters, tricks of penmanship, andwhatever gives individuality to his writing, distinguishing it from that of other persons.In re Hyland's Will (Surr. Ct.) 27 N. Y. Supp. 903.Anything written by hand ; an instrument written by the hand of a person, or a specimen of his writing.Handwriting, considered under the law of evidence, includes not only the ordinarywriting of one able to write, but also writing done In a disguised hand, or in cipher, anda mark made by one able or unable to write. 9 Amer. & Eng. Enc. Law, 204. See Com.v. Webster, 5 Cush. (Mass.) 301, 52 Am. Dec. 711. thelawdictionary.org
  13. Evidence. Almost every person's handwriting has something whereby it may be distinguished from the writing of others, and this difference is sometimes intended by the term. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  14. It is sometimes necessary to prove that a certain instrument or name is in the handwriting of a particular person; that is done either by the testimony of a witness, who saw the paper or signature actually written, or by one who has by sufficient means, acquired such a knowledge of the general character of the handwriting of the party, as will enable him to swear to his belief, that the handwriting of the person is the handwriting in question. 1 Phil. Ev. 422; Stark. Ev. h. t.; 2 John. Cas. 211; 5 John. R. 144; 1 Dall. 14; 2 Greenl. R. 33; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 668; 1 Nott & M'Cord,554; 19 Johns. R. 134; Anthon's N. P. 77; 1 Ruffin's R. 6; 2 Nott & M'Cord,400; 7 Com. Dig. 447; Bac. Ab. Evidence, M; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm