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  • n. Originally, a system for the identification of criminals making use of anthropometric measurements — including head size, arm span, scars, distinguishing features and the like. The usage has been extended to encompass a means of identification of racing greyhounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The identification of criminals by the Bertillon system. See system.

Etymologies

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French; from the name of the inventor, Alphonse Bertillon

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