contracts, evidence. The obliteration of a writing; it will render it void or not under the same circumstances as an interlineation. 2. Erasures and interlineations are presumed to have been made after the execution of a deed, unless the contrary be proved. The obliteration of words or marks from a written instrument by rubbing, scraping, or scratching them out. Also the place in a document where a word or words have been so removed. The term is sometimes used for the removal of parts of a writing by any means whatever, as by cancellation; but this is not an accurate use.