green wax


Definition of green wax

  1. 1 :  a seal of green wax attesting a document formerly issued from the exchequer to a sheriff

  2. 2a :  a document attested by green wax b :  the fines or amercements collected by virtue of such a document

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Origin and Etymology of green wax

Middle English grenewax; translation of Medieval Latin viridis cera

First Known Use: 14th century

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