Originally, a book in which the printing was
limited to page headings or divisions. The page
was generally blank or ruled and was intended to
receive writing. Today, blankbooks include a
variety of items, including account books, albums,
scrapbooks, exercise and manuscript books, etc.
Blankbooks intended for the accounting of court
records, etc., are generally ruled, horizontally
and/or vertically, to facilitate writing. Since in
most cases the information recorded is considered
to be of permanent value, the paper and binding of
the book must be of superior quality. Called
"account book" in Great Britain. See also: BLANKBOOK BINDING .
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