Majuscule writing
Majuscule Ma*jus"cule, n. [Cf. F. majuscule. See {Majuscul[ae]}.] A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient manuscripts. See {Majuscul[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

{Majuscule writing}, writing composed wholly of capital letters, especially the style which prevailed in Europe from the third to the sixth century. [1913 Webster]


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