writer to the signet

Definition of writer to the signet

: a Scotch judicial officer responsible for preparing warrants, writs, and other documents and being originally a clerk in the office of the secretary of state

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“Writer to the signet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer%20to%20the%20signet. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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