sphragistics

noun plural but usually singular in construction

sphra·​gis·​tics
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: the science of seals and signets dealing especially with their history, age, distinctions of types, manner of use, and legal function : sigillography

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek sphragistikē (feminine of sphragistikos sphragistic) + English -s (plural suffix)

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“Sphragistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphragistics. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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