Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. manuscript; any non-printed or handwritten text
  • n. a book or document written by hand

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Handwriting.

Etymologies

From Middle English, from Old English handġewrit ("handwriting, autograph, written agreement"), equivalent to hand +‎ writ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the left-hand margin was handwrit - ten in hurried script: Donnough bringing McC here 2300 hrs, tues.

    Second Skin

  • His first fifteen years were covered in a mere fifty pages of crabbed handwrit - ing.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • The entries in it, in Deemer's handwrit - ing, had ceased on the 16th day of July, the last of his life.

    Can Such Things Be

  • But the suspicion should lessen" unless they really thought that note was in his handwrit - ing.

    The Heirs of Babylon

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