Chirographer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chirographer One who practice the art or business of writing or engrossing.
    • Chirographer See chirographist, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chirographer One who exercises or professes the art or business of writing; a writer; a transcriber.
    • n chirographer One who tells fortunes by examining the hand. Also chirographist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chirographer one who professes the art of writing—-adj. Chirograph′icn. Chirog′raphy, the art of writing, or penmanship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. cheir, the hand, graphē, writing.

Usage

In literature:

How this might have struck a chirographical expert he did not know.
"Trent's Trust and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Beyond the knowledge of possessing chirographic specimens of another language, neither party is wiser.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Let me look once more at the sweet chirograph!
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
The superscription itself was a chirographic marvel.
"Kitty's Conquest" by Charles King
Some man was so deluded by magic that he denied Christ, and wrote his chirograph to the accursed devil, and entered into a compact with him.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
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