Chirograph
Chirograph 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chirograph — (griechisch: Handschrift) ist die Bezeichnung für: im römischen Recht eine Vertragsurkunde, die ihre Beweiskraft aus der Handschrift des Verpflichteten bezieht nach dem 10. Jahrhundert auch die Bezeichnung für eine Charta partita briefliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chirográph — (griech.), ursprünglich allgemein »Handschrift«, in der römischen Kaiserzeit aber eine bestimmte Form der Urkunde, der durch die Eigenhändigkeit der Handschrift eine bessere Beweiskraft zukam. Im Mittelalter nannte man so auch die Charta partita… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chirograph — Chirogrāph (grch.), Handschrift; Schuldschein; chirogrāphisch, was auf handschriftlichen Versicherungen beruht; chirographischer Gläubiger, s.v.w. Buchgläubiger (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chirograph — A chirograph (cyrograph) is the term given to a medieval document, which has been written in duplicate, triplicate or very occasionally quadruplicate on a single piece of parchment, where the Latin word chirographum (or equivalent) has been… …   Wikipedia

  • Chirograph — Lit. written by hand . The chirograph or cyrographum in the Latin of the records was an *indenture. Such documents were records of a transaction, e.g. of land changing hands. They were used by the AS, before seals replaced them, allowing all… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chirograph — /kayragrsef/ In civil and canon law, an instrument written out and subscribed by the hand of the party who made it, whether the king or a private person. In old English law, a deed or indenture; also the last part of a fine of land, called more… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chirograph — /kayragrsef/ In civil and canon law, an instrument written out and subscribed by the hand of the party who made it, whether the king or a private person. In old English law, a deed or indenture; also the last part of a fine of land, called more… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Chirograph — Chi|ro|graph 〈[ çi ] m. 16〉 = Chirograf * * * Chirograph   [ç ; griechisch »Handschrift«] das, s/ en, eine Form der Urkunde, deren Beweiskraft in der eigenhändigen Unterschrift oder Unterzeichnung (oft in Kreuzform) lag. Seit dem 10 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Chirograph — Средневековый документ, выполненный обычно в двух экземплярах одной и той же рукой …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Chirograph — Chi|ro|graph 〈 [çi ] n.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 = Chirographum; oV …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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