signet
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɪɡ.nət/
Noun

signet (plural signets)

  1. an object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin
    • c.1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet
      I had my father's signet in my purse, / Which was the model of that Danish seal
    • 1844, Robert Browning, "The Labratory"
      To carry pure death in an earring, a casket,
      A signet, a fan-mount, a filigree basket!
Translations
  • Russian: печа́тка
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