- a seal, esp. one used as a signature in marking documents as official, etc.
- a mark or impression made by or as by a signet
Origin of signetMiddle English from MFr, diminutive of signe, a sign
to stamp or make official with a signet
- A seal, especially one used officially to mark documents.
- The impression made with such a seal.
transitive verbsig·net·ed, sig·net·ing, sig·nets
To mark or endorse with a signet.
Origin of signetMiddle English from Old French diminutive of signe sign ; see sign .
- an object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin
From Medieval Latin signÄ“tum, diminutive of Latin signum (“sign").