Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The form of handwriting customarily used in legal documents.

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Examples

  • Some of the inscriptions I have enumerated were written in law-hand, like the papers I had seen in Kenge and Carboy's office and the letters I had so long received from the firm.

    Bleak House

  • Some of the inscriptions I have enumerated were written in law-hand, like the papers I had seen in Kenge and

    Bleak House

  • Mr. Snagsby is behind his counter in his grey coat and sleeves, inspecting an indenture of several skins which has just come in from the engrosser's, an immense desert of law-hand and parchment, with here and there a resting-place of a few large letters to break the awful monotony and save the traveller from despair.

    Bleak House

  • "Is it what you people call law-hand?" she asks, looking full at him in her careless way again and toying with her screen.

    Bleak House

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