a personal signature, especially that of a sovereign or official on a public document.
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How to use sign manual in a sentence
It was therefore obligatory that purchasers should know his work, that in fact his sign manual should be always present.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
It was, therefore, more in the construction and workmanship then, that the sign manual was perceptible.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
A deed, with the royal sign-manual, conveyed Vauvert to the monks of St Bruno.
"Chegonoe" witnesses the sign manual of his Sachem, who was present, on the confirmation deed of July 4, 1657.
Before this vision there rose up in him the ardent impulse to immediate effort which is the sign manual of the man of action.The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for sign manual
law a person's signature in his own hand, esp that of a sovereign on an official document
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