The chief seal of a nation or state, with which official papers are stamped as proof of having been approved or certified.
Webster's New World
The great seal is defined as the official seal of a nation or state that is used to verify official documents.
An example of the great seal is the stamp on a U.S. passport that makes it authentic.
The official public seal of any of several nations.
Other Word Forms of Great Seal
Great Seal Sentence Examples
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.
In April 1673 he was appointed lord privy seal, and was disappointed at not obtaining the great seal the same year on the removal of Shaftesbury.