Definition of legisign in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛdʒɪsʌɪn/


Philosophy Linguistics
  • Originally in the writings of the U.S. philosopher C. S. Peirce (1839–1914): a word or sign representing a category or universal (‘type’), whose individual occurrences are sinsigns or tokens of the type. Compare qualisign , "sinsign".


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Charles Peirce (1839–1914), scientist and philosopher. From classical Latin lēgi-, alternative stem of lēx law + sign.