signalment definition by Webster's New World
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a description giving distinguishing or identifying marks, as of someone wanted by the police
Origin: French signalement ; from signaler, to signal
signalment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A detailed description of a person's appearance, as for police files.
Origin: French signalement, from signaler, to mark out, from signal, signal; see signal.