set the seal on

Definition of set the seal on

British, formal

  1. :  to make (something) final or definite The goal set the seal on their victory.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

sealplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to hunt seals

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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