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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.
I had my father's signet in my purse. --Shak.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a ring bearing a signet [syn: signet ring, seal ring]
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