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Sign your Name

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It is not correct to say that the expression “signing one’s namepoints to the time when persons could not write. No doubt persons who could not write made their mark in olden times as they do now, but we find over and over again in ancient documents these words: “This [grant] is signed with the sign of the cross for its greater assurance (or) greater inviolability,” and after the sign follows the name of the donor. (See Rymer’s Fœdera, vol. i. pt. i.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sieglind
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Sierra
Siesta
Sieve and Shears
Sif
Sight
Sight (Far)
Sign your Name
Signs instead of words
Significavit
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