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Definition of Great seal
Great sealSeal Seal, n. [OE. seel, OF. seel, F. sceau, fr. L. sigillum a
little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum a mark, sign,
figure, or image. See Sign, n., and cf. Sigil.]
1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an
impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached
to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication
2. Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an
instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to
give a deed under hand and seal.
Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond Thou
but offend;st thy lungs to speak so loud. --Shak.
3. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed
on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
4. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which
authenticates; that which secures; assurance. ``under the
seal of silence.' --Milton.
Like a red seal is the setting sun On the good and
the evil men have done. --Lonfellow.
5. An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of
gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe
dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a
deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a
Great seal. See under Great.
Privy seal. See under Privy, a.
Seal lock, a lock in which the keyhole is covered by a seal
in such a way that the lock can not be opened without
rupturing the seal.
Seal manual. See under Manual, a.
Seal ring, a ring having a seal engraved on it, or
ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring.
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