signalment
noun Etymology: French signalement, from signaler Date: 1778 description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks; specifically the systematic description of a person for purposes of identification

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  • signalment — SIGNALMÉNT, signalmente, s.n. (Rar) Semnalment. – Din fr. signalement. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SIGNALMÉNT s. v. semnalment. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  signalmént s. n., pl. signalménte …   Dicționar Român

  • Signalment — Sig nal*ment, n. The act of signaling, or of signalizing; hence, description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signalment — [sig′nəlmənt] n. [Fr signalement < signaler, to signal] a description giving distinguishing or identifying marks, as of someone wanted by the police …   English World dictionary

  • signalment — /sig nl meuhnt/, n. a detailed description, esp. of distinctive features, of a person for identification, usually for police purposes. [1770 80; < F signalement, deriv. of signaler to signalize. See SIGNAL, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • signalment — sig·nal·ment (sigґnəl mənt) [Fr. signaler to describe, from L. signum mark] in veterinary practice, a description consisting of the species, breed, age, and sex of an animal …   Medical dictionary

  • signalment — n. detailed description of a person given for identification purposes (especially for police files) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • signalment — sig·nal·ment …   English syllables

  • signalment — sig•nal•ment [[t]ˈsɪg nl mənt[/t]] n. a detailed description of a person s distinguishing features, usu. for police identification • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • signalment — ]mənt noun ( s) Etymology: French signalement, from signaler to distinguish, mark out, describe + ment more at signal : description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • pathological signalment — noun : description of a person s deformities and scars for purposes of identification by the Bertillon system …   Useful english dictionary

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