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EX SCRIPTIS OLIM VISIS Definition & Legal Meaning

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From writings formerly seen. A term used as descriptiveof that kind of proof of handwriting where the knowledge has been acquired by thewitness having seen letters or other documents professing to be the handwriting of theparty, and having afterwards communicated personally with the party upon the contentsof those letters or documents, or having otherwise acted upon them by writtenanswers, producing further correspondence or acquiescence by the party in somematter to which they relate, or by the witness transacting with the party some businessto which they relate, or by any other mode of communication between the party andthe witness which, in the ordinary course of the transactions of life, induces areasonable presumption that the letters or documents were the handwriting of theparty. 5 Adol. & E. 730.


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