Pa`le*og"ra*phy, n. [Paleo- + -graphy: cf. F. pal'eographie.]

1.

An ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography.

2.

The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics.

 

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