counterseal


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counterseal

(ˈkaʊntəˌsiːl)
n
obsolete a smaller seal on the reverse of the main seal
vb (tr)
archaic to add an additional seal to (a document) as sanction
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That ladies themselves, in this age, were no less conscious than their husbands of the dignity of their family arms and their ancestry is nicely illustrated in the marshalling of the arms on the shield on the counterseal (1282) of Dervorguilla, Lady of Galloway and wife of John Balliol of Barnard Castle.
It is simply a quest for additional security, i.e., a desire for something like the counterseals described by Elaine Ou which Chinese and Japanese merchants used to verify the silver content of Mexican coins.
doweling LONG - WIDE; foldouts LOUD - SOFT; genderer RED - GREEN; oversaid SOAR - DIVE: Parkdale PALE - DARK; wardlike WALK - RIDE; counterseals EARL - COUNTESS.
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