company seal

A seal with the company's name engraved on it in legible characters, often used to authenticate share certificates and other important documents issued by the company or affixed to contracts. Until recent reforms in English company law, certain types of contract were not binding unless made under seal.

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  • company seal — ➔ seal1 * * * company seal UK US noun [C] (also common seal) ► WORKPLACE an official mark, often showing the name of a company, that is printed or pressed onto company documents to show that they are legal or have been officially approved: »Under …   Financial and business terms

  • company seal — Traditionally a company executed deeds and other instruments, including share certificates under seal. This is a device for impressing the company s name onto a red seal attached to the document in a position where two directors or one director… …   Law dictionary

  • Company seal — A company seal (sometimes referred to as the corporate seal or common seal) is an official seal used by a company. Company seals were predominantly used by companies in common law jurisdictions, although in modern times, most countries have… …   Wikipedia

  • company seal — A seal with the company s name engraved on it in legible characters, often used to authenticate share certificates and other important documents issued by the company or affixed to contracts. Until recent reforms in English company law, certain… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • company seal — Fin see common seal …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • company seal — noun A device formerly used to impress a companys name or symbol (or both) onto a dollop of soft red wax attached to a legal instrument, where two directors or one director and the secretary can sign as witnesses, thus executing the instrument …   Wiktionary

  • seal — 1 n [Old French seel, from Latin sigillum, from diminutive of signum mark, sign]: a device (as an emblem, symbol, or word) used to identify or replace a signature and to authenticate (as at common law) written matter see also contract under seal… …   Law dictionary

  • seal — ▪ I. seal seal 1 [siːl] noun [countable] a mark that has a special design and shows the legal or official authority of a person or organization: • the Presidential seal ˌcommon ˈseal LAW a mark pressed into the paper of formal company documents:… …   Financial and business terms

  • Seal of the President of the United States — Details Armiger President of the Un …   Wikipedia

  • Seal — • The use of a seal by men of wealth and position was common before the Christian era. It was natural then that high functionaries of the Church should adopt the habit as soon as they became socially and politically important Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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