black-letter

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

black-letter

  1. attributive form of black letter
    black-letter law
  2. Written or printed in black letter.
    a black-letter manuscript or book
  3. Given to the study of books in black letter; old-fashioned.
    • J. Boaden
      Kemble, a black-letter man!
  4. Of or relating to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; unlucky; inauspicious.