privy seal

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privy seal

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a seal affixed to certain documents issued by royal authority: of less rank and importance than the great seal
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In the case of Chancery scribes a model was there to be studied and practiced, and they were trained to write in a uniform style, while Hoccleve presumably followed the conventions of the Privy Seal Office. Few allowances were made for a writer's personality.
The New Historicist outlook of Power Play is particularly striking at this point, as Adams links Hoccleve's recommendation to his absent paycheck from the Privy Seal Office as well as to the vicissitudes of the authority enjoyed by the usurping Henry IV throughout his reign.