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DEFACE Definition & Legal Meaning

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To mar or destroy the face (that is, the physical appearance of written orinscribed characters as expressive of a definite meaning) of a written instrument,signature, inscription, etc., by obliteration, erasure, cancellation, or superinscription, soas to render it illegible or unrecognizable. Linney v. State, 6 Tex. 1, 55 Am. Dec. 756.See CANCEL.


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