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Latin, (he) has signified, perf. ind. of significare (to signify).


significavit (plural significavits)

  1. (Britain, law, historical) A writ issuing out of chancery, upon certificate given by the ordinary, of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the laying him up in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for significavit in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of significō