noun chryso·bull

Definition of chrysobull

  1. 1 :  a pendent seal made of gold — compare bulla 2

  2. 2 :  a document issued under a chrysobull

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Origin and Etymology of 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) — more at bull

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