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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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Naeem, Sarwar Khan Kakar and other officials raided in Kuchlak and Quetta cities and sealed off five medical stores and three godowns after founding substandard medicines there.
One eye-witness said: "The scene was sealed off for a few hours.
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POLICE sealed off a section of the Quayside in Newcastle last night following reports of a possible body in the Tyne.
The committee sealed off 107 unclaimed open wells this month, while the owners of more than 64 wells have promised to seal off their wells." The committee embarked on the second phase of this initiative in line with directives issued by Madinah Gov.
MONROVIA, Liberia, Shawwal 25, 1435, August 21, 2014, SPA -- Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak, AP reported.
forces Tuesday sealed off the town of Ya'bad, southwest of Jenin in the
A bulkhead wall sealed off the end to keep this 'half ship' dry during the exercise.
The alleyway off Newdegate Square, at the rear of the building was also sealed off.
All the approach roads to the pub were sealed off with police tape and officers would not let anyone near the pub.
Police said the car carrying the gunman fled in the direction of Webster Road, which was also sealed off last night.