American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A finger ring bearing an engraved signet. Also called seal ring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seal-ring the seal of which is a signet, or private seal.
- n. One of the forms of the malarial parasite in which the body is of a ring shape thickened on one side.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a ring containing a signet or private seal.
- n. a ring bearing a signet
“I lifted his hand to my lips, pressed them against the signet ring he wore with the crest of House Courcel emblazoned on it.”
“Antony poured a small puddle of melted red wax on the bottom of the single sheet of Fannian paper, and pushed his signet ring into it: Hercules Invictus in the middle, IMP.”
“Níshápúr350 silk and a gold laced mantle; and he dripped with scented waters and wore on his hand a signet ring of rubies.”
“Then he folded the letter31 and sealed it with his signet ring and gave it to the old woman, saying, Carry it to the Lady”
“He took off his royal signet ring and gave it to his friend Perdiccas so that he might act temporarily as regent, but the ultimate succession was unclear.”
“Swithin Cush lay back in his chair, his long bony fingers folded in his lap, his signet ring glowing dully.”
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