allograph definition

  • noun:
    • A variant shape of a letter.
    • A letter or mix of letters that may express one phoneme, as f and gh can represent the phoneme /f/.
    • Writing, especially a signature, created by anyone for the next.
    • A variant form of a letter (or other grapheme)
    • A signature created by one person for the next (compare autograph)
    • A writing or trademark created by some individual apart from the functions thereto; -- against autograph.
    • In law, a deed maybe not published by any of the parties to its execution: opposed to autograph.
    • a signature authored by one individual for another
    • a variant form of a grapheme, as `m' or `M' or a handwritten type of that grapheme

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