• The act of impressing.
  • An impression; an impressed image or copy of something.
  • A stamp or seal used to make an impression.
  • An impression on the mind, imagination etc.
  • Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
  • A heraldic device; an impresa.
  • The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.


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  • From Middle English impressen, from Latin impressus, perfect passive participle of imprimere, from in + premere.

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