penmanship

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pen·man·ship

 (pĕn′mən-shĭp′)
n.
The art, skill, style, or manner of handwriting.

penmanship

(ˈpɛnmənʃɪp)
n
style or technique of writing by hand. Also called: calligraphy

pen•man•ship

(ˈpɛn mənˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the art of handwriting; use of the pen in writing.
2. a person's style or manner of handwriting.
[1685–95]

penmanship

1. the art or skill of handwriting or writing with a pen.
2. a particular person’s manner or characteristic style of handwriting.
See also: Writing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penmanship - beautiful handwritingpenmanship - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
Translations
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penmanship

[ˈpenmənʃɪp] Ncaligrafía f
References in classic literature ?
Well, it beats ME -- and snaked a lot of old letters out of his pocket, and examined them, and then ex- amined the old man's writing, and then THEM again; and then says: "These old letters is from Harvey Wilks; and here's THESE two handwritings, and any- body can see they didn't write them" (the king and the duke looked sold and foolish, I tell you, to see how the lawyer had took them in), "and here's THIS old gentleman's hand writing, and anybody can tell, easy enough, HE didn't write them -- fact is, the scratches he makes ain't properly WRITING at all.
Acting Governor Mir Abdul Quddoos Bezinjo received hand written resignation of Speaker Mir Jan Mohammad Khan Jamali on Friday and approved it," they said, adding that earlier, the Acting Governor contacted Mir Jamali by phone to confirm that resignation was standard in his own hand writing.
If the signature is similar to yours, you may have to hire a hand writing expert [as well as an attorney]," says William A.