green wax

noun

Definition of green wax 

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

2a : a document attested by green wax

b : the fines or amercements collected by virtue of such a document

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First Known Use of green wax

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for green wax

Middle English grenewax; translation of Medieval Latin viridis cera

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