Definition of charactery in US English:



  • The expression of thought by symbols or characters; the symbols or characters collectively.

    • ‘This aim of this project was to bring together ancient charactery with contemporary technologies.’
    • ‘Soon, however, Widge learns that Dr. Bright's sermons are not all his own but instead collections of other minister's sermons that Dr. Bright had him transcribe in an unusual style of charactery, a swift form of shorthand code writing, which Dr. Bright invented himself.’
    • ‘Dong Ba Scriptures are actually a kind of religious charactery written down manually by the Dong Ba wizard.’
    • ‘Soon Widge finds that his skill in charactery is wanted for another reason - to secretly transcribe, and thus steal, Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.’