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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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Both are used to seal off and contain energy, prana, within the Yogi's body, so it can be transformed into movement, healing or purification.
It's a nightmare to effectively seal off a huge area like that,'' said Simi Valley police Sgt.
The new HS and KS series nozzles seal off very close to the front of the nozzle, so there is very little melt to be purged in the sealing area.
1, the center and guards are responsible for the nose tackle and backside LB - a three-on-two matchup that can seal off a slant by the nose man or any stunt by the LB.
If the area of work is more than 6 square feet, the de-leader/contractor will have to seal off the entire room as is required for asbestos.