- 1A small seal, especially one set in a ring, used instead of or with a signature to give authentication to an official document.More example sentences
- Since the great seal was heavy, the practice developed of employing a privy seal and later a signet.
- Griffin pressed his signet into the seal and handed it to the messenger with a soft smile.
- Then he sealed it with wax and applied a signet that he kept on the top shelf of the bookcase.
- 1.1 (usually the Signet) The royal seal formerly used for special purposes in England and Scotland, and in Scotland later as the seal of the Court of Session.More example sentences
- There shall be a Commissioner for the Territory who shall be appointed by Her Majesty by Commission under Her Majesty's Sign Manual and Signet and shall hold office during Her Majesty's pleasure.
- I enclose for publication with this letter a copy of the Commission under the Sign Manual and Signet of Her Majesty the Queen appointing me to be the ‘governor general of St Lucia.’
late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin signetum, diminutive of signum 'token, seal'.
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