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chi·rog′ra·pher n.
chi′ro·graph′ic (kī′rə-grăf′ĭk), chi′ro·graph′i·cal adj.
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(Art Terms) another name for calligraphy
chiˈrographer n
chirographic, ˌchiroˈgraphical adj
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(kaɪˈrɒg rə fi)

handwriting; penmanship.
chi•rog′ra•pher, n.
chi`ro•graph′ic (-rəˈgræf ɪk) chi`ro•graph′i•cal, adj.
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chirography, cheirography

1. the penmanship of a person, especially when used in an important document, as in an apostolic letter written and signed by the pope.
2. the art of beautiful penmanship; calligraphy. — chirograph, chirographer, n.chirographic, chirographical, adj.
See also: Writing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chirography - beautiful handwritingchirography - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
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References in classic literature ?
Unconsciously my chirography expands into placard capitals.
This envelope had the air of an official record of some period long past, when clerks engrossed their stiff and formal chirography on more substantial materials than at present.
Etymology, chirography, lexicography, morphology and dialectic phonology, semantic shifts of register and genre, ideological adaptation to local purpose: all move together across historically fluid intersections, and we are struck again and again by the silences.
Historical and Cultural Western culture Ancient (-1100) Medieval/Renaissance (1100-1750) Philosophy Formism Organicism Economy Hunting/gathering Agriculture Religion Polytheism Monotheism Social economy Tribalism Feudalism Settlement City State Social status Family/kinship State/peer Writing Orality Chirography Logic Conduction Deduction Temporality Past/traditional Present/apocalyptic Government Monarchy Aristocracy Spatial art Sculpture Architecture Temporal art Dance Music Social ethic Communal fate Personal duty Personal ethic 4 wisdom Faith 3 justice Obedience 2 temperance Charity 1 courage Purity III.
She would juxtapose this ceaseless chirography with photographic elements, then frame and arrange the precise combinations into wall-hung grids, some of them entailing hundreds of framed panels.