Bertillon system


Ber·til·lon system

noun \ˈbər-təl-ˌän-, ˈber-tē-ˌyōⁿ-\

Definition of BERTILLON SYSTEM

:  a system for identifying persons based on bodily measurements, photographs, and notation of data (as markings, color, and thumb line impressions)

Origin of BERTILLON SYSTEM

Alphonse Bertillon †1914 French criminologist
First Known Use: 1893

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Bertolonia
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bertillonage
All Words Near: Bertillon system

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Bertillon system? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).