verb (used with object)
Origin of signet
Examples from the Web for signet
The signet is hung upon a swivel, and has hieroglyphics on what may be called the reverse.
For this reason Leicester gave him his signet ring and authority to act for him.
As you had not yet returned to Rome, I thought it better not to produce your signet, which I had fortunately managed to conceal.For the Temple|G. A. Henty
Not that my object was in any wise money, but I consider this the signet of success.Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)|Julia Ward Howe
As it concerns only yourself, said the baron, it is proper you should read it first, and I will then put on my signet.The Fortunate Foundlings|Eliza Fowler Haywood
British Dictionary definitions for signet
Word Origin for signet
Word Origin and History for signet
late 14c., "small seal" (especially one on a finger ring), from Old French signet "a small seal," diminutive of signe "sign" (see sign (n.)).