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Definition of "bertillon" []

  • A system formerly in use for identifying persons, esp criminals, by means of a detailed record of physical characteristics (noun)

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Use "bertillon" in a sentence
  • "At any rate, the bertillon is still a potent weapon with the police, and when they want a man for a crime committed, or when they desire to drive out of any given place on the face of the earth a man who has been previously a convict, they have but to point to his bertillons, and the thing is done."
  • "An Act to extend the application of the bertillon system OF measurements."
  • "29 March 2005 at 05:38 PM you should try bertillon on isl."
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