signet

[ sig-nit ]
/ ˈsɪg nɪt /

noun

a small seal, as on a finger ring.
a small official seal for legal documents, contracts, etc.
an impression made by or as if by a signet.

verb (used with object)

to stamp or mark with a signet.

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Origin of signet

1300–50; Middle English <Old French (see sign, -et); compare Medieval Latin signētum

OTHER WORDS FROM signet

un·sig·net·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for signet

signet
/ (ˈsɪɡnɪt) /

noun

a small seal, esp one as part of a finger ring
a seal used to stamp or authenticate documents
the impression made by such a seal

verb

(tr) to stamp or authenticate with a signet

Word Origin for signet

C14: from Medieval Latin signētum a little seal, from Latin signum a sign
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