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noun, plural signs manual.

a personal signature, especially that of a sovereign or official on a public document.

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Origin of sign manual

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for sign manual

sign manual

noun

law a person's signature in his own hand, esp that of a sovereign on an official document
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