court hand


court hand
In old English practice, the peculiar style and form of writing in which court records were transcribed from the earliest period to the reign of George II, circa 1760.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


court hand
In old English practice, the peculiar style and form of writing in which court records were transcribed from the earliest period to the reign of George II, circa 1760.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Court hand — was a style of handwriting used in medieval English law courts. Originally used by the official courts, it later came into use by professionals such as lawyers and clerks. It is noticeably upright and packed together with exaggeratedly long… …   Wikipedia

  • Court hand — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court hand — n. a kind of handwriting formerly used in English legal documents; Gothic handwriting …   English World dictionary

  • court hand — noun Etymology: court (I) (of law) + hand : the hand formerly used in charters, deeds, and other legal documents * * * a style of handwriting formerly used in the English law courts. [1585 95] * * * court hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • court-hand — In old English practice, the peculiar hand in which the records of courts were written from the earliest period down to the reign of George II. Its characteristics were great strength, compactness, and undeviating uniformity; and its use… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court-hand — In old English practice, the peculiar hand in which the records of courts were written from the earliest period down to the reign of George II. Its characteristics were great strength, compactness, and undeviating uniformity; and its use… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court hand — /ˈkɔt hænd/ (say kawt hand) noun a style of handwriting formerly used in the English law courts …   Australian English dictionary

  • court hand — The style of handwriting which is peculiar to English court records …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court hand — a style of handwriting formerly used in the English law courts. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • court-hand — …   Useful english dictionary


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