(In the UK) a seal affixed to documents that are afterward to pass the Great Seal or that do not require it.
More example sentences
- As first the great seal and then the privy seal were regarded by monarchs as too public, the keeper of the signet rose in importance.
- Next are the chaplains and clerks, clerks of the privy council, of the privy seal and the signet.
- The next few years saw his titles change rapidly, from principal secretary and master of the rolls to lord privy seal, where he also gained a peerage.
Definition of privy seal in:
- The British & World English dictionary