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Re: No false holographs, was Re: [E-CARM] PKI, CAs, TTPs &c.
> But, and here you should really abandon such use, the name
> "holograph" is totally misleading for "a document wholly in the
> handwriting of its author or the handwriting itself" because a true
> "holographic" property of an object has the characteristic that any
> part of the document can represent the whole object -- which is
> clearly NOT the case here.
I think you'll find it's established legal terminology, at least in some
jurisdictions. Indeed, in Scots law someone signing a typewritten or
printed document can dispense with the need for witnesses by handwriting the
words "adopted as holograph" above their signature. Handwritten documents
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