SPELLING, The art of putting the proper letters in words.
2. It is a rule that when it appears with certainty what is meant, bad
spelling will not avoid a contract; for example, where a man agreed to pay
thirty pounds, he was held bound to pay thirty pounds; and sentence was
holden to be seventeen. Cro. Jac. 607; 10 Coke, 133, a; 2 Roll. Ab. 147.
3. Even in an indictment undertood has been holden as understood. 1
Chit. Cr. Law.
4. A misspelling of a name in a declaration, will not be sufficient to
defeat the plaintiff, on the ground of variance between the writing
produced, and the declaration, if such name be idem sonans; as Kay for Key.
16 East, 110; 2 Stark. 29; Segrave for Seagrave. 2 Str. 889. See Idem
, letter of the alphabet
, writing system