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sphragistics

[ sfruh-jis-tiks ]

noun

, (used with a singular verb)
  1. the scientific study of seals or signet rings.


sphragistics

/ sfrəˈdʒɪstɪks /

noun

  1. functioning as singular the study of seals and signet rings


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Derived Forms

  • sphraˈgistic, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sphragistics1

First recorded in 1830–40; sphragistic, -ics
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sphragistics1

C19: from Greek sphragistikos, from sphragizein to seal, from sphragis a seal

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sphragisticsp. ht.