What is the meaning of signo solito? For example:

The arrangements were explained to Jem by interpreters "skilled in Latin and in Turkish," and being satisfied, he confirmed the Hospitallers' plans signo turchico solito.


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It means "with the usual sign (or signal)." Presumably he means he's shaking his head, whereas everywhere else we nod for assent.

For the phrase used in actual Latin, see Ammianus Marcellinus 25.6: "Adesse hostes signo solito demonstrabam" (I was pointing out that enemies were present with the usual signal.)


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