diplomatics

science of deciphering ancient writings and texts

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Diplomatics — Dip lo*mat ics, n. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diplomatics — For the practice of conducting negotiations between groups or states, see Diplomacy. Diplomatics (in American English, and in most anglophone countries), or Diplomatic (in British English), is the study that revolves around documentation. It is a …   Wikipedia

  • diplomatics — /dip leuh mat iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like. [1785 95; see DIPLOMATIC, ICS] * * * ▪ study of documents Introduction… …   Universalium

  • diplomatics — noun see diplomatic II, 2 * * * /dip leuh mat iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like. [1785 95; see DIPLOMATIC, ICS] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diplomatics — noun The science of authenticating, dating, and interpreting old official documents. Syn: forensic paleography See Also: diploma …   Wiktionary

  • diplomatics — dip·lo·mat·ics || ‚dɪplÉ™ mætɪks n. science of archiving and deciphering of old official documents and texts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diplomatics — dip·lo·mat·ics …   English syllables

  • diplomatics — /dɪpləˈmætɪks/ (say dipluh matiks) noun the phase of palaeography devoted to ancient documents …   Australian English dictionary

  • diplomatics — The science of diplomas, or of ancient writings and documents. The art of judging of ancient charters, public documents, diplomas, etc., and discriminating the true from the false …   Black's law dictionary

  • diplomatics — The science of deciphering ancient documents or that of passing upon their genuineness …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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