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What is Cyrographum?

Cyrographum was another type of indenture in olden times. The word “Cyrographum” was written between two or more copies of the document and the parchment was cut in a jugged line through this word. The idea was that the difficulty of so cutting another piece of parchment that it would fit exactly into this cutting and writing constituted a safeguard against the fraudulent substitution of a different writing for one of the parts of the original.

Cyrographum drafting
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