SIGNET

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Signet \Sig"net\, noun [OF. signet a signet, F., a bookmark, dim. of signe. See {Sign}, noun, and cf. {Sennet}.] A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; -- called also {privy signet}.

I had my father's signet in my purse. --Shak.

{Signet ring}, a ring containing a signet or private seal.

{Writer to the signet} (Scots Law), a judicial officer who prepares warrants, writs, etc.; originally, a clerk in the office of the secretary of state.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

signet

noun

1: a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)


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