Definition of COMPARISON OF HANDWRITING


COMPARISON OF HANDWRITING

evidence. It is a general rule that comparison
of hands is not admissible; but to this there are some exceptions. In some
instances, when the antiquity of the writing makes it impossible for any
living witness to swear that he ever saw the party write, comparison of
handwriting, with documents known to be in his handwriting, has been admitted.
For the general principle, see Skin. 579, 639; 6 Mod. 167; 1 Lord Ray. 39,
40; Holt. 291; 4 T. R. 497; 1 Esp. N. P. C. 14, 351; Peake"s Evid. 69; 7
East, R. 282; B. N. P. 236; Anthon"s N. P. 98, n.; 8 Price, 653; 11 Mass.
R. 309 2 Greenl. R. 33 2 Johns. Cas. 211 1 Esp. 351; 1 Root, 307; Swift"s
Ev. 29; 1 Whart. Dig 245; 5 Binn. R. 349; Addison"s R. 33; 2 M"Cord, 518;
1 Tyler, R. 4 6 Whart. R. 284; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3129-30. Vide Diploma.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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