signet

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a signet ring

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From Old French signet (small seal), from Medieval Latin signētum, diminutive of Latin signum (sign).

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signet (plural signets)

  1. an object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin
    • c.1600: William Shakespeare, Hamlet - I had my father's signet in my purse, / Which was the model of that Danish seal;

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signet m (plural signets)

  1. bookmark (strip used to mark a place in a book)

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signet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of signō