privy seal

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privy seal (plural privy seals)

  1. The position of Keeper of the Privy Seal.
  2. The personal seal of a English or Scottish monarch.
  3. A document to which such a seal is attached; specifically, a warrant demanding a loan.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 313:
      Vergil would have seen the queues himself, people summoned by privy seal or letter, or waiting to pay installments of their fines […].

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