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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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On Wednesday, they sealed off West Point and another densely populated town.
The drydock is sealed off by heavy steel walls with a system of ballast tanks which make it possible to open and close the gate.
Police said the car carrying the gunman fled in the direction of Webster Road, which was also sealed off last night.
Part of the stray was sealed off by police yesterday afternoon after a member of the public reported finding the body of a white female.
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq: Security forces sealed off the main road in the city of Falluja after a cop was killed by a pistol with silencer in the city on Wednesday, according to a security source.
A man was arrested after police sealed off a road in Birminghamamid unconfirmed reports of gunfire.
Officers turned off the gas supply at the house and sealed off the area, while armed police stood guard outside.
The Israeli army had sealed off the area on Friday night.
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.
The farm has been sealed off by the Department of Agriculture and will be kept under observation for a number of days.
She does not view the family as ideologically cosseted, sealed off from contact with the larger network of social institutions and ideology swirling around it.
THE family home of movie legend Charlie Chaplin was sealed off by murder squad detectives last night after two bodies were found in the grounds.