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the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty

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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. It has been open a long time!
The pair had been filming a series for Wild Ocean Week and had already swum with minke whales and common dolphins in Scotland, great seals off the Farne Islands and shearwaters in Wales.
Servo-control allows the motion of the orbital head to be electronically shaped to create the optimum path for each product, producing great seals, using the minimum amount of film, and cycling at the fastest rate possible.
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.
James I of Great Britain was officially styled "James I, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith." 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.
The Royal style and titles of George III after 1801 was: "George III, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith." However, the Great Seal deputed of New Brunswick in 1817, has the style and title in Latin:
Duvillaun Island, just off the southern tip of the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo, is uninhabited save for a thriving colony of great seals.