from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A seal, especially one used officially to mark documents.
- n. The impression made with such a seal.
- transitive v. To mark or endorse with a signet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; -- called also privy signet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seal, especially a private seal, used instead of signing the name, or in addition to it, for verification of papers or the like.
- n. The stamp of a signet; an impression made by or as if by a signet.
- n. The ring-shaped form of the Plasmodium of malaria. See signet-ring, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)
Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of signe, sign; see sign.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin signētum, diminutive of Latin signum ("sign"). (Wiktionary)