Writer to the signet
Signet Sig"net, n. [OF. signet a signet, F., a bookmark, dim. of signe. See {Sign}, n., and cf. {Sennet}.] A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; -- called also {privy signet}. [1913 Webster]

I had my father's signet in my purse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Signet ring}, a ring containing a signet or private seal.

{Writer to the signet} (Scots Law), a judicial officer who prepares warrants, writs, etc.; originally, a clerk in the office of the secretary of state. [1913 Webster]


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  • Writer to the signet — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer to the Signet — a member of the oldest society of solicitors in Scotland. Members utilise the initials WS after their names. Some firms use an alternative appellation, CS (Clerk to the Signet). The signet in this context is the royal seal. Actions raised in the… …   Law dictionary

  • writer to the signet — Etymology: Middle English : a Scotch judicial officer responsible for preparing warrants, writs, and other documents and being originally a clerk in the office of the secretary of state * * * Writer to the Signet noun A member of the oldest… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Writer to the Signet — n. (In Scotland) judicial officer who prepares writs and warrants and the like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • writer to the Signet — noun historical (in Scotland) a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session …   English new terms dictionary

  • writer to the signet — A Scottish term for solicitor at law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Writer of the tallies — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer — Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer's cramp — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer's palsy — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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