The official public seal of any of several nations.
Great-seal Sentence Examples
It was no doubt because of this that, three days before the Yorkist attack at Northampton, he delivered the great seal to the king in his tent near Delapre abbey, a nunnery by Northampton, on the 7th of July 1460 (Rot.
For affixing the great seal to this declaration he was threatened with impeachment by the Commons.
He became by a singular arrangement, only repeated in the case of Lord Ellenborough, a member of the cabinet, and remained in that position through various changes of administration for nearly fifteen years, and, although he persistently refused the chancellorship, he acted as Speaker of the House of Lords while the Great Seal was in commission.
John accepted the Articles on the same day and at once the great seal was affixed to them.
There are at present in existence four copies of Magna Carta, sealed with the great seal of King John, and several unsealed copies.