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signalment

[sig-nl-muh nt]
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noun
  1. a detailed description, especially of distinctive features, of a person for identification, usually for police purposes.
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Origin of signalment

1770–80; < French signalement, derivative of signaler to signalize. See signal, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for signalment

signalment

noun
  1. US a detailed description of a person, for identification or use in police records
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Word Origin

from French signalement, from signaler to distinguish
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