sig·​nate | \ ˈsigˌnāt, -nə̇t \

Definition of signate

2 : having markings like letters

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First Known Use of signate

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for signate

Latin signatus, past participle of signare to mark, seal, designate

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The first known use of signate was in 1649

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“Signate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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