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seal (MARK) Show phonetics
an official mark on a document, sometimes made with wax, which shows that it is legal or has been officially approved:
The lawyer stamped the certificate with her seal.
seal Show phonetics
to make an agreement more certain or to approve it formally:
The two leaders sealed their agreement with a handshake.
seal your fate
If an action, event or situation seals your fate, nothing can stop some unpleasant thing happening to you:
From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.
Decide what will become of one, as in The letter of rejection sealed his fate; he'd have to apply to other medical schools.
This term employs seal in the sense of "permanently fix or fasten something," a usage dating from the mid-1600s.