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signalment

[sig-nl-muh nt] /ˈsɪg nl mənt/
noun
1.
a detailed description, especially of distinctive features, of a person for identification, usually for police purposes.
Origin of signalment
1770-1780
1770-80; < French signalement, derivative of signaler to signalize. See signal, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for signalment

signalment

/ˈsɪɡnəlmənt/
noun
1.
(US) a detailed description of a person, for identification or use in police records
Word Origin
from French signalement, from signaler to distinguish
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