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1. A seal, especially one used officially to mark documents.
2. The impression made with such a seal.
tr.v. sig·net·ed, sig·net·ing, sig·nets
To mark or endorse with a signet.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of signe, sign; see sign.]
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1. a small seal, esp one as part of a finger ring
2. a seal used to stamp or authenticate documents
3. the impression made by such a seal
(tr) to stamp or authenticate with a signet
[C14: from Medieval Latin signētum a little seal, from Latin signum a sign]
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(ˈsɪg nɪt)

1. a small seal, as on a finger ring.
2. a small official seal for legal documents, contracts, etc.
3. an impression made by or as if by a signet.
4. to stamp or mark with a signet.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French (see sign, -et)]
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Past participle: signeted
Gerund: signeting

I signet
you signet
he/she/it signets
we signet
you signet
they signet
I signeted
you signeted
he/she/it signeted
we signeted
you signeted
they signeted
Present Continuous
I am signeting
you are signeting
he/she/it is signeting
we are signeting
you are signeting
they are signeting
Present Perfect
I have signeted
you have signeted
he/she/it has signeted
we have signeted
you have signeted
they have signeted
Past Continuous
I was signeting
you were signeting
he/she/it was signeting
we were signeting
you were signeting
they were signeting
Past Perfect
I had signeted
you had signeted
he/she/it had signeted
we had signeted
you had signeted
they had signeted
I will signet
you will signet
he/she/it will signet
we will signet
you will signet
they will signet
Future Perfect
I will have signeted
you will have signeted
he/she/it will have signeted
we will have signeted
you will have signeted
they will have signeted
Future Continuous
I will be signeting
you will be signeting
he/she/it will be signeting
we will be signeting
you will be signeting
they will be signeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been signeting
you have been signeting
he/she/it has been signeting
we have been signeting
you have been signeting
they have been signeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been signeting
you will have been signeting
he/she/it will have been signeting
we will have been signeting
you will have been signeting
they will have been signeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been signeting
you had been signeting
he/she/it had been signeting
we had been signeting
you had been signeting
they had been signeting
I would signet
you would signet
he/she/it would signet
we would signet
you would signet
they would signet
Past Conditional
I would have signeted
you would have signeted
he/she/it would have signeted
we would have signeted
you would have signeted
they would have signeted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signet - a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)
seal, stamp - a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
seal ring, signet ring - a ring bearing a signet
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A. Nsello m
B. CPD signet ring Nsello m
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[ˈsɪgnɪt] nsigillo
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References in classic literature ?
The Signet Classic text is based on the first edition, published by John Murray, London, in 1818 -- the year following Miss Austen's death.
'If I had been, I would have set my signet on the biter.' Heathcliff's countenance relaxed into a grin.
But these treasures were all produced by enchantment, for the maiden could make anything she wished appear by the help of King Solomon's signet ring; only none of these things remained fixed; they passed away like the wind without leaving a trace behind.
Besides the massive golden signet ring, which marked his ecclesiastical dignity, his fingers, though contrary to the canon, were loaded with precious gems; his sandals were of the finest leather which was imported from Spain; his beard trimmed to as small dimensions as his order would possibly permit, and his shaven crown concealed by a scarlet cap richly embroidered.
Wingrave's face never changed; but his fingers gripped the arms of his chair so that a signet ring he wore cut deep into his flesh.
If there was a doctor anywhere who could make you forget you were ill instead of remembering it I would have him brought here." And he waved a thin hand which ought really to have been covered with royal signet rings made of rubies.
His excellency, having mounted on the small of my right leg, advanced forwards up to my face, with about a dozen of his retinue; and producing his credentials under the signet royal, which he applied close to my eyes, spoke about ten minutes without any signs of anger, but with a kind of determinate resolution, often pointing forwards, which, as I afterwards found, was towards the capital city, about half a mile distant; whither it was agreed by his majesty in council that I must be conveyed.
Likewise the King gave Sir William his signet ring to show to the Sheriff, that he might raise all his armed men to aid the others in their chase of Robin.
The little old man with the half-closed eyes was there greedily gnawing a mutton bone, and the general who had served blamelessly for twenty-two years, flushed by a glass of vodka and the dinner; and the staff officer with the signet ring, and Zherkov, uneasily glancing at them all, and Prince Andrew, pale, with compressed lips and feverishly glittering eyes.
Without this signet in his flesh, he could have attributed no more substance to them than to the empty confusion of imaginary scenes with which he had fed his spirit, until even that poor sustenance was exhausted.
The crescent moon, set like a silver signet in the western sky, delayed a little the approach of night.
The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.