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BADGE. A mark or sign worn by some persons, or placed upon certain things for the purpose of designation. Some public officers, as watchmen, policemen, and the like, are required to wear badges that they may be readily known. It is used figuratively when we say, possession of personal property by the seller, is. a badge of fraud.

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Currently, these issuers need to possess some technical expertise, but as badging becomes more prevalent, this should shill.
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At Marsh & McLennan, badging is a quick process.
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