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(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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It is now home to his eldest son Eugene who was said to be attending a family meeting in Paris as the house was sealed off.
Normally open to the public, the area was immediately sealed off.
Fields leading onto the cemetery were also sealed off, while there were reports of further police activity around the Greenbank Road area - close to the quiet cul-de-sac where Mr Britton was killed - earlier in the day.
SEALED OFF Bomb disposal experts near Crossmaglen yesterday
A METRO station was sealed off as police probed a death.
POLICE sealed off part of a tip at Rover Way, Cardiff, yesterday after heavy vehicles exposed a hand grenade in the mud.
POLICE sealed off a Central Middlesbrough street after the discovery of a man's body.
Parts of Coventry city centre were sealed off after an old Second World War shell was found on a building site.
About 20 offices were sealed off and staff moved to alternative accommodation to minimise disruption to services.
A street was sealed off and an Army bomb squad called in following the discovery of a suspect container in a house in a Northumberland village.
D26239_1; COLLAPSE: The road sealed off around Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick after the rain brought an outside wall down.
The area was sealed off to motorists and pedestrians for more than an hour.