Definition of court hand in English:

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court hand

noun

A notoriously illegible style of handwriting used in English law courts until banned in 1731.
Example sentences
  • The original was written in court hand on vellum back in 1529 and is now not so easy to make out.
  • I have done my best to decipher the Latin, which is written in court hand, and have left abbreviations intact.
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