sphragistics

noun plural but usually singular in construction
sphra·​gis·​tics | \ -ks \

Definition of sphragistics

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

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History and Etymology for sphragistics

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 21 Jan. 2022.

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