from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principal seal of a government or state, with which official documents are stamped.

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  • n. The main seal of a nation or state that symbolizes its authority, and with which official documents are stamped.


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  • It was not fastened shut, but it had been sealed, and Frederic was astonished to see that it was His Majesty's great seal imprinted in the wax.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Conveyance of Nova Scotia (Port-royal excepted) by Sir William Alexander to Sir Claude St. Etienne Lord of la Tour and of Uarre and to his son Sir Charles de St. Etienne Lord of St. Dennis-court, on condition that they continue subjects to the king of Scotland under the great seal of Scotland.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • In witness whereof, ZEBULON B. VANCE, Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, hath signed these presents and caused the great seal of the State to be affixed.

    Vance's Proclamation

  • The undersigned commissioners appointed under an act of the General Assembly of Georgia entitled an act to alter the great seal of the State of Georgia, to prepare, in co-operation with the Secretary of State, a new great seal for the State of Georgia, and to make all necessary preparations and arrangements to bring the same, as agreed on, into use, beg leave to report:

    Journal of the Senate of the State of Georgia, at the Annual Session of the General Assembly, Begun and Held in Milledgeville, the Seat of Government, in 1863.

  • Herein God set the great seal of heaven unto his work of mediation, and the preaching of the gospel which ensued thereon; and a testimony hereunto was that which filled his enemies with rage and madness, Acts vii.



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