What is engrossed?

  • (adj): Written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on engrossed:

United States Congress Joint Committee On Enrolled Bills - Jurisdiction
... Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills was established with the responsibility for the enrollment of engrossed bills ... carefully compare the enrollment with the engrossed bills as passed in the two Houses, and, correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled ... This is different than an engrossed measure, which refers to the form a bill takes when it first passes its chamber of origin, including any amendments, before being referred to the second ...
United States Declaration Of Independence - History of The Documents
... that was signed by Congress is known as the engrossed or parchment copy ... It was probably engrossed (that is, carefully handwritten) by clerk Timothy Matlack ... Because of poor conservation of the engrossed copy through the 19th century, a facsimile made in 1823, rather than the original, has become the basis of most modern reproductions ...

More definitions of "engrossed":

  • (adj): Wholly absorbed as in thought.
    Example: "That engrossed look or rapt delight"; "the book had her totally engrossed"
    Synonyms: absorbed, enwrapped, intent, rapt, wrapped

Famous quotes containing the word engrossed:

    In benevolent natures the impulse to pity is so sudden, that like instruments of music which obey the touch ... you would think the will was scarce concerned, and that the mind was altogether passive in the sympathy which her own goodness has excited. The truth is,—the soul is [so] ... wholly engrossed by the object of pity, that she does not ... take leisure to examine the principles upon which she acts.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)