seal

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Synonyms for seal

Synonyms for seal

fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm

a device incised to make an impression

the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal

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a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare

a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)

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an indication of approved or superior status

a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture

fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed

close with or as if with a seal

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decide irrevocably

affix a seal to

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cover with varnish

hunt seals

References in periodicals archive ?
The film hints that, like Logan in Hitchcock's I Confess, the young Massicotte was suspected of committing the act that the seal of the confessional forbade him to discuss.
Once again, the seal of the confessional creates a troubling burden.
Originally, Mahony complained that releasing some of the records would violate the seal of the confessional, as well as confidential communications between psychotherapists and their patients.
Church officials may Sincerely be concerned about protecting the seal of the confessional, but efforts to protect ancient diocesan communications about problem priests seem nakedly self-serving.
First, on reflection, it is evident that public penance inherently subverted the seal of the confessional, as so many of those who refused to do public penance make clear in the pages of this book.