the official seal of a corporate body
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How to use common seal in a sentence
The fraternity had its common seal, and the ordinary powers and privileges of corporations.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
The common seal must be kept under four locks, and documents sealed in full chapter, not as heretofore during Mass.Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory | Thomas Perkins
The sea-bears are not so large, by far, as the lions, but rather larger than a common seal.
The common seal belongs to the latter class, and the sea-lion to the former.Concerning Animals and Other Matters | E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
He found, that to facilitate their fraud, they had got a counterpart of the common seal, with which they certified the receipts.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 | Various