from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A heavy typeface with very broad counters and thick ornamental serifs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See
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- noun typography A
Northern Europeanstyle of type, with contrastingthick-and-thin, angular strokesforming upright letterforms, and usually setwith a dark typographic colouron the page.
Textset in black-letter type.
- noun law The
basic standard elementsfor a particular field of law, which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute.
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- noun a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
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