One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the shorthand system devised by Timothy Bright: designating any of a set of words which can be written as single characters or symbols. Compare "charactery". rare (now historical).
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Timothy Bright (d. 1615), physician and writer on shorthand. Partly (i) from character + -ical.
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