1. The art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage; conventionally correct spelling; also, mode of spelling; as, his orthography is vicious. When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography. (Earle)
Origin: OE. Ortographie, OF. Orthographie, L. Orthographia, Gr, fr. Writing correctly; right _ to write. See Ortho-, and Graphic.