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 for Signet ring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Signet \Sig"net\, n. [OF. signet a signet, F., a bookmark, dim.
     of signe. See Sign, n., and cf. Sennet.]
     A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the
     sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by
     bill under the sign manual; -- called also privy signet.
     [1913 Webster]
           I had my father's signet in my purse.    --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
     Signet ring, a ring containing a signet or private seal.
     Writer to the signet (Scots Law), a judicial officer who
        prepares warrants, writs, etc.; originally, a clerk in the
        office of the secretary of state.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  signet ring
      n 1: a ring bearing a signet [syn: signet ring, seal ring]

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