great seal

noun

Definition of great seal

: a large seal that constitutes an emblem of sovereignty and is used especially for the authentication of important documents

Examples of great seal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The debate over one mask or two masks continues, but Peter Krouse finds one thing that most medical officials can agree on: Nothing is more important than finding a mask with a great seal. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 16 Feb. 2021 What Franklin did, Cook said, was write a private letter to his daughter more than a year after adoption of the great seal, which included some disparaging remarks about the eagle. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2019 What Franklin did, Cook said, was write a private letter to his daughter more than a year after adoption of the great seal, which included some disparaging remarks about the eagle. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of great seal

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Great seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20seal. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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