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A manuscript handwritten by the person named as its author.as modifier ‘a palimpsest of holograph revisions’
- ‘Others are clearly the holographs of literate people.’
- ‘Another good example of how 8 has been commonly misinterpreted is found in the holograph journal of Father Jacques Marquette.’
- ‘The master had forged - and sold handsomely - holograph letters from Aeschylus to Pythagoras and Alexander to Aristotle, among many others.’
- ‘It published the last poem he wrote before his death as a holograph in his italic script.’
Early 17th century: from French holographe, or via late Latin from Greek holographos, from holos ‘whole’ + -graphos ‘written, writing’.
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