great seal


noun

the principal seal of a government or state.
(initial capital letters) British.
  1. the Lord Chancellor, keeper of the principal seal of Great Britain.
  2. his office.

Nearby words

  1. great sanhedrin,
  2. great saphenous vein,
  3. great satan,
  4. great schism,
  5. great scott,
  6. great shakes,
  7. great skua,
  8. great slave lake,
  9. great slave river,
  10. great smoky mountains

Origin of great seal

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for great seal

great seal

noun

(often capitals) the principal seal of a nation, sovereign, etc, used to authenticate signatures and documents of the highest importance
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