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Definition of Great seal

Great seal
Seal 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 or security. 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 draintrap. 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. --Shak.

Meaning of Great seal from wikipedia

- The Great Seal is a prin****l national symbol of the United States. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself, which is kept by the United...
- The Great Seal of the State of California was adopted at the California state Constitutional Convention of 1849 and has undergone minor design changes...
- The Great Seal of France (French: Grand Sceau de la République française) is the official seal of the French Republic. The Great Seal features liberty...
- The Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom (known prior to the Treaty of Union of 1707 as the Great Seal of England; and from then...
- The Great Seal of the State of Mississippi was adopted in 2014, replacing a previous version that was used since the 19th century. The eagle is positioned...
- declared its independence from Great Britain. On July 1, 1776, a committee of four was appointed to make a proper seal for the Commonwealth of Virginia...
- The Great Seal of the State of Illinois is the official emblem of the state, and signifies the official nature of a do****ent produced by the state of Illinois...
- The Great Seal of Canada (French: Grand Sceau du Canada) is a governmental seal used for purposes of state in Canada, being set on letters patent, proclamations...
- The Great Seal of the Philippines (Filipino: Dakilang Sagisag ng Pilipinas) is used to authenticate official do****ents of the Philippine government. It...
- The Great Seal of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Seala Mòr na h-Alba) allows the monarch to authorise official do****ents without having to sign each do****ent...
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