Meaning of court hand in English:

court hand

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noun

  • A notoriously illegible style of handwriting used in English law courts until banned in 1731.

    ‘The original was written in court hand on vellum back in 1529 and is now not so easy to make out.’
    • ‘I have done my best to decipher the Latin, which is written in court hand, and have left abbreviations intact.’