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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sign  \Sign\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Signed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Signing}.]  [OE.  seinen  to  bless,  originally,  to  make  the 
  sign  of  the  cross  over  in  this  sense  fr  ASS.  segnian  (from 
  segn,  n.),  or  OF  seignier,  F.  signer,  to  mark,  to  sign  (in 
  sense  3),  fr  L.  signare  to  mark,  set  a  mark  upon  from 
  signum.  See  {Sign},  n.] 
  1.  To  represent  by  a  sign;  to  make  known  in  a  typical  or 
  emblematic  manner,  in  distinction  from  speech;  to  signify. 
  I  signed  to  Browne  to  make  his  retreat.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  To  make  a  sign  upon  to  mark  with  a  sign. 
  We  receive  this  child  into  the  congregation  of 
  Christ's  flock,  and  do  sign  him  with  the  sign  of  the 
  cross.  --Bk.  of  Com 
  3.  To  affix  a  signature  to  to  ratify  by  hand  or  seal;  to 
  subscribe  in  one's  own  handwriting. 
  Inquire  the  Jew's  house  out  give  him  this  deed,  And 
  let  him  sign  it  --Shak. 
  4.  To  assign  or  convey  formally;  --  used  with  away 
  5.  To  mark;  to  make  distinguishable.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Privy  \Priv"y\,  a.  [F.  priv['e],  fr  L.  privatus.  See 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  some  person  exclusively;  assigned  to 
  private  uses;  not  public;  private;  as  the  privy  purse.  `` 
  Privee  knights  and  squires.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  Secret;  clandestine.  ``  A  privee  thief.''  --Chaucer. 
  3.  Appropriated  to  retirement;  private;  not  open  to  the 
  public.  ``  Privy  chambers.''  --Ezek.  xxi.  14. 
  4.  Admitted  to  knowledge  of  a  secret  transaction;  secretly 
  cognizant;  privately  knowing. 
  His  wife  also  being  privy  to  it  --Acts  v.  2. 
  Myself  am  one  made  privy  to  the  plot.  --Shak. 
  {Privy  chamber},  a  private  apartment  in  a  royal  residence. 
  {Privy  council}  (Eng.  Law),  the  principal  council  of  the 
  sovereign,  composed  of  the  cabinet  ministers  and  other 
  persons  chosen  by  the  king  or  queen.  --Burrill. 
  {Privy  councilor},  a  member  of  the  privy  council. 
  {Privy  purse},  moneys  set  apart  for  the  personal  use  of  the 
  monarch;  also  the  title  of  the  person  having  charge  of 
  these  moneys.  [Eng.]  --Macaulay. 
  {Privy  seal}  or  {signed},  the  seal  which  the  king  uses  in 
  grants,  etc.,  which  are  to  pass  the  great  seal,  or  which 
  the  uses  in  matters  of  subordinate  consequence  which  do 
  not  require  the  great  seal;  also  elliptically,  the 
  principal  secretary  of  state,  or  person  intrusted  with  the 
  privy  seal.  [Eng.] 
  {Privy  verdict},  a  verdict  given  privily  to  the  judge  out  of 
  court;  --  now  disused.  --Burrill. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  a  handwritten  signature;  "a  signed  letter"  [ant:  {unsigned}] 
  2:  used  of  the  language  of  the  deaf  [syn:  {gestural},  {sign(a)}, 

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