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sign manual

n. pl. signs manual
A signature, especially that of a monarch at the top of a royal decree.
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sign manual

n
(Law) law a person's signature in his own hand, esp that of a sovereign on an official document
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sign′ man′ual



n., pl. signs manual.
a personal signature, esp. that of a sovereign or official on a public document.
[1400–50]
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Noun1.sign manual - the signature of a sovereign on an official document
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
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