Definition of Great seal

1. Noun. The principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty.

Specialized synonyms: Great Seal Of The United States
Generic synonyms: Seal, Stamp

Definition of Great seal

1. Proper noun. The official public seal of any of several nations. ¹

2. Noun. The main seal of a nation or state that symbolizes its authority, and with which official documents are stamped. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Seal

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great octave
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great saphenous vein
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great sciatic nerve
great seal (current term)
great skua
great snipe
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great spotted kiwis
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great tit
great toe
great uncle
great uncles

Literary usage of Great seal

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1. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (2001)
"... APPEARED” 368 “ AND FELL ON HIS KNEES BEFORE HIM” 370 “THE great seal—FETCH IT ... great seal ..."

2. Report (1900)
"The design for the great seal of the state of Michigan was presented by the Hon. ... There is also in the same office a description of the great seal, ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"... being startled at the statute of the 25th year of king Edward III, by which the counterfeiting the great seal of England is in express terms declared to ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"(3) The documents to which the great seal is affixed are Proclamations, ... But certain writs pass the great seal, and are a more direct expression of the ..."

5. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1910)
"During the following reigns the great seal continued in the custody of the Lord Keeper in the ... Tho great seal was also occasionally placed in commission. ..."

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