chrysobull

noun
chryso·​bull

Definition of chrysobull

1 : a pendent seal made of gold — compare bulla sense 2
2 : a document issued under a chrysobull

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History and Etymology for chrysobull

Medieval Latin chrysobulium, Middle Greek chrysoboullon, from Medieval Latin & Middle Greek chrys- + Medieval Latin -bulium, Modern Greek -boullon (respectively alteration & modification of Medieval Latin bulla seal, bull)

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“Chrysobull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysobull. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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