seal of approval
Definition of seal of approval
: an action or statement that shows approval or official acceptance The bill has the President's seal of approval. —often used figuratively Fans have given the band's new song their seal of approval.
Word by Word Definitions
: any of numerous carnivorous marine mammals (families Phocidae and Otariidae) that live chiefly in cold regions and have limbs modified into webbed flippers adapted primarily to swimming
: a fur seal or hair seal as opposed to a sea lion
: the pelt of a fur seal
: to hunt seals
: something that confirms, ratifies, or makes secure : guarantee, assurance
: a device with a cut or raised emblem, symbol, or word used especially to certify a signature or authenticate a document
: a medallion or ring face bearing such a device incised so that it can be impressed on wax or moist clay
: to confirm or make secure by or as if by a seal
: to solemnize (something, such as a marriage) for eternity by a Mormon rite
: to set or affix an authenticating seal to
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