great seal

  1. the principal seal of a government or state.

  2. (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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British Dictionary definitions for great seal

great seal

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

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