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 Privy Council.Pro and Con. (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Privy Seal.
 
The seal which the sovereign uses in proof of assent to a document. In matters of minor importance it is sufficient to pass the privy seal, but instruments of greater moment must have the great seal also.   1
 


 Privy Council.Pro and Con. (Latin). 

 
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