Signet meaning

sĭgnĭt
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A seal, especially one used officially to mark documents.
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The impression made with such a seal.
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To mark or endorse with a signet.
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A seal, esp. one used as a signature in marking documents as official, etc.
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A mark or impression made by or as by a signet.
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To stamp or make official with a signet.
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An object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin.
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Origin of signet

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of signe sign sign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin signÄ“tum, diminutive of Latin signum (“sign").

    From Wiktionary