Man"u*script (?), a. [L. manu scriptus. See Manual, and Scribe.]

Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.


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Man"u*script, n. [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]


A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.


Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript.


⇒ The word is often abbreviated to MS., plural MSS.


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