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the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty

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Francis Bacon, intellectually one of the most eminent Englishmen of all times, and chief formulator of the methods of modern science, was born in 1561 (three years before Shakspere), the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth and one of her most trusted earlier advisers.
Pell, 'dining with him on one occasion; there was only us two, but everything as splendid as if twenty people had been expected--the great seal on a dumb- waiter at his right hand, and a man in a bag-wig and suit of armour guarding the mace with a drawn sword and silk stockings --which is perpetually done, gentlemen, night and day; when he said, "Pell," he said, "no false delicacy, Pell.
I have discovered that the sixth seal mentioned in the Revelations is the Great Seal.
Inspired largely by the Great Seals of both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, the enthroned effigy of The Queen is a very important image, conveying a deeply meaningful sense of stability.
Commenting on his design, Ian Rank-Broadley said: "I did look at the Great Seals of various monarchs and wanted to give a new dimension to that image, to produce something that will have a special significance for the nation and possibly worldwide.
Great seals are frequent visitors, and can be seen on the rocks at the far end of the peninsula.
The sovereign's titles appear on the Great Seals of the realm, deputed seals, currencies, and medals.
Letters patent to Sir William Alexander in 1621 have a Great Seal of Scotland with the Royal titles in abbreviated Latin:
The omission of the title "Defender of the Faith" is probably due to the fact that James was issuing the document under the Great Seal of Scotland, not of England.
Duvillaun Island, just off the southern tip of the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo, is uninhabited save for a thriving colony of great seals.