Definitions for paleographyˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•le•og•ra•phyˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-(n.)
ancient writing or forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
the study of ancient writings.
Category: Language/Linguistics, Archaeology
Origin of paleography:
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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)