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token

noun augury, auspice, chip, device, emblem, evidence, expression, favor, figurehead, indicant, indicator, keepsake, manifestation, memento, omen, portent, proof, relic, remembrance, sign, souvenir, symbol
See also: binder, bounty, brand, clue, coupon, denote, designation, device, expression, guaranty, indicant, indication, indicator, insignificant, manifestation, money, nominal, null, perquisite, pledge, precursor, prize, remembrance, security, specialty, symbol, symptom

TOKEN, contracts, crimes. A document or sign of the existence of a fact.
     2. Tokens are either public or general, or privy tokens. They are true or false. When a token is false and indicates a general intent to defraud, and it is used for that purpose, it will render the offender guilty of the crime of cheating; 12 John. 292; but if it is a mere privy token, as counterfeiting a letter in another man's name, in order to cheat but. one individual, it would not be indictable. 9 Wend. Rep. 182; 1 Dall. R. 47; 2 Rep. Const. Cr. 139; 2 Virg. Cas. 65; 4 Hawks, R. 348; 6 Mass. IR. 72; 1 Virg. Cas. 150; 12 John. 293; 2 Dev. 199; 1 Rich. R. 244.

TOKEN, commercial law. In England, this name is given to pieces of metal, made in the shape of money, passing among private persons by consent at a certain value. 2 Adolph. P. S. 175; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 182.

References in classic literature ?
cried Jo, clashing the lid of the warming pan like a cymbal.
In shadier Bower More sacred and sequesterd, though but feignd, PAN or SILVANUS never slept, nor Nymph, Nor FAUNUS haunted.
She went up to the pan, to the great astonishment of the cook, who stood motionless at the sight of her.
They went straight to the dough which was set to rise in a pan before the fire.
Near the pan he also placed a pretty little basket of Villetri grapes and a flask of Orvieto.
It called him by name, bidding him go and tell all men that the great god Pan was dead.
The farmer bids men bring more hives To house the profit that arrives; Prepares on pan, and key and kettle, Sweet music that shall make 'em settle; But when to crown the work he goes, Gods
When she was emptying the beans into the pan, one dropped without her observing it, and lay on the ground beside a straw, and soon afterwards a burning coal from the fire leapt down to the two.
She was bending over a pan on the stove; but at the sound of his step she turned with a start and sprang to him.
He had some trouble in breaking the eggs - or rather not so much trouble in breaking them exactly as in getting them into the frying-pan when broken, and keeping them off his trousers, and preventing them from running up his sleeve; but he fixed some half-a-dozen into the pan at last, and then squatted down by the side of the stove and chivied them about with a fork.
There never was a simpler happier family until the coming of Peter Pan.
If so, Peter Pan sees them when he is sailing across the lake in the Thrush's Nest.