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a kind of heavy-faced, ornamental printing type: also called Gothic, Old English, or text
A heavy typeface with very broad counters and thick ornamental serifs. Also called gothic . Also called Old English .
(countable and uncountable, plural black letters)
- (typography) A Northern European style of type, with contrasting thick-and-thin, angular strokes forming upright letterforms, and usually set with a dark typographic colour on the page.
- Text set in black-letter type.
- (law) The basic standard elements for a particular field of law, which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute.