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Meaning of CHIROGRAPH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chi"ro*graph\, n. [Gr. ? written with the hand;
chei`r hand + gra`fein to write.] (Old. Law)
(a) A writing which, requiring a counterpart, was engrossed
    twice on the same piece of parchment, with a space
    between, in which was written the word chirographum,
    through which the parchment was cut, and one part given
    to each party. It answered to what is now called a
    {charter party}.
(b) The last part of a fine of land, commonly called the foot
    of the fine. --Bouvier.

 

 

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