Manu propria

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Manu propria of the 18th century in grid form ...
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... composed of the abbreviation mpropria.

Manu propria ( Latin , abbreviation mp , mppria , mppa or mpria ) is a Latin phrase declined in the ablative form , which can be translated as “with one's own hand” or with “by hand”. The propria manu variant was also used.

This note was placed behind his signature by an author or contract partner to document that he signed the document himself. In this way a distinction was made between an original signature and a copied one. Sometimes m [anu] is also missing and only ppria is written or ria is missing and only mpp is written .

The handwritten signature replaced the seal at the beginning of the Renaissance , which is related to reflecting on oneself in this epoch. In documents from the 16th and 17th centuries, the “m. p. ”- Abbreviation, often in the form of elaborate calligraphic loops, often attached to the signature as a grid-shaped ornament in the 18th century . The M. p. “- addition was also used in printed announcements, such as B. Announcements from rulers, added to the signature of the person drawing. This was intended to give the print product more authenticity .

Later, the German form e. Was used for copies of original documents in Austria . H. (= handwritten) customary, which is still used today in handwritten correspondence in Austria.

Web links

Jodoc Pein mppria in the letter of nobility for André Falquets

Individual evidence

  1. ^ J. Kloosterhuis: Official records of the modern age. Section IV, Chapter 11.
  2. Early Music , Vol. 10, No. 4 (Oct., 1982), p. 496 and footnote nr. 5: 5 The summary of the year with mppria is common. JSTOR 3126938