The justices are not performing for the public, and signaling to the public how they will rule is furthest from their minds.
The surprisingly boring movie Contagion, has arrived, signaling the end of balmy youth for the field of infectious diseases.
Dumbledore asks Harry to come with him to destroy another Horcrux, signaling the beginning of the end.
late 14c., "visible sign, indication," from Old French signal, seignal "seal, imprint, sign, mark," from Medieval Latin signale "a signal," from Late Latin signalis (adj.) "used as a signal, pertaining to a sign," from Latin signum "signal, sign" (see sign (n.)). Restricted sense "agreed-upon sign (to commence or desist, etc.) is from 1590s. Meaning "modulation of an electric current" is from 1855.
"remarkable, striking, notable" ("serving as a sign"), 1640s, from French signalé, past participle of signaler "to distinguish, signal" (see signal (n.)).
1805, "to make signals to," from signal (n.). Related: Signaled; signaling. Earlier verb was signalize (1650s).