Definitions for paleographyˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-
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the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
Ancient forms of writing, as in a manuscript or document.
The study of ancient forms of writing.
an ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography
the study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics
Origin: [Paleo- + -graphy: cf. F. palographie.]
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The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing. It includes the deciphering of manuscripts and other forms to determine their date, provenance, etc. (Webster's 1st ed)
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