- the principal seal of a government or state.
- (initial capital letters) British.
- the Lord Chancellor, keeper of the principal seal of Great Britain.
- his office.
Origin of great seal
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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- (often capitals) the principal seal of a nation, sovereign, etc, used to authenticate signatures and documents of the highest importance
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