Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chirograph, an instrument of gift or conveyance attested by the subscriptions and crosses of the witnesses. Anciently the chirograph was engrossed twice on one piece of parchment, contrariwise, leaving a space between in which was written in large words "Chirograph," and then the parchment was cut in two through the middle of the word, and a part given to each party. The first use of chirographs was in Henry III.'s time.