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seal

(1) An embossed impression created by a metal die pressed upon paper.A notary public seal, a corporate seal,or a government agency seal are all proof that the signature of that person is genuine and authorized,because they would not otherwise have access to the embosser to create the seal.(2) Originally,an impression made in wax upon a contract.It took the place of reciting consideration, having a signature, or having witnesses for the contract. Today, some statutes allow certain symbols,such as the initials “l.s.”to take the place of a seal,transforming a standard contract into one “under seal.”Where still recognized, contracts under seal may have a longer statute of limitations than others.

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Investigation: police seal off the road after reports of gun shots being fired.
Police were forced to seal off the southbound Foleshill Road after a woman was struck by a bus.
GRIM DISCOVERY: Police seal off the road at incident off Longroyd Lane, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield
Terror group al-Qaeda said last night their leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was behind the latest wave of attacks, including the one which claimed the life of the British soldier A statement said: 'This incursion is in response to the futile plan announced by defence and interior ministers to seal off Baghdad.
FROM PAGE 5: CALLS TO SEAL OFF 'DEADLY' JUNCTION:A grieving son called today for a 'deadly' road junction to be sealed off before it claims another life.