Definitions for black letter
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Gothic, black letter(noun)
a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
A Northern European style of type, with contrasting thick-and-thin, angular strokes forming upright letterforms, and usually set with a dark typographic colour on the page.
Text set in black-letter type.
The basic standard elements for a particular field of law, which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute.
the old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type
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