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(in the UK) a seal affixed to documents that are afterward to pass the Great Seal or that do not require it.
- ‘Next are the chaplains and clerks, clerks of the privy council, of the privy seal and the signet.’
- ‘The next few years saw his titles change rapidly, from principal secretary and master of the rolls to lord privy seal, where he also gained a peerage.’
- ‘As first the great seal and then the privy seal were regarded by monarchs as too public, the keeper of the signet rose in importance.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.