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sphragistics

[sfruh-jis-tiks] /sfrəˈdʒɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the scientific study of seals or signet rings.
Origin of sphragistics
1830-1840
1830-40; see sphragistic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for sphragistics

sphragistics

/sfrəˈdʒɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of seals and signet rings
Derived Forms
sphragistic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek sphragistikos, from sphragizein to seal, from sphragis a seal
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