charactery

noun
char·ac·tery | \ˈker-ik-t(ə-)rē, ˈka-rik-, kə-ˈrak- \
plural characteries

Definition of charactery 

: a system of written letters or symbols used in the expression of thought

First Known Use of charactery

1593, in the meaning defined above

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