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stamp

noun attestation, authentication, brand, cast, certification, die, endorsement, engraving, form, hallmark, identification, impress, impression, imprint, intaglio, mark, nota, pattern, print, ratification, seal, sigil, signit, validation
Associated concepts: tax stamps
See also: brand, embed, indicant, indicator, label, mark, seal, speciality, specialty, tenor, validate

STAMP, revenue. An impression made on paper, by order of the government, which must be used in reducing certain contracts to writing, for The purpose of raising a revenue. Vide Stark. Ev. h.t.; 1 Phil. Ev. 444.
     2. Maryland is the only state in the United States that has enacted a stamp.

References in classic literature ?
They therefore made a most stubborn resistance to the Stamp Act.
It is better to help his friends by lending them a stamp.
A hobby, for instance,--a collection of postage stamps, china, any common aim of any sort?
This he unlocked, and took from it a dozen or so blue sheets of paper all mottled over with stamps and seals, with very large V.
One man collects postage stamps, another man collects butterflies.
He folded them just so, put the proper stamps inside the long envelope along with the manuscript, sealed the envelope, put more stamps outside, and dropped it into the mail-box.
Well, he didn't have as many stamps as he tried to make out, so I shook him, that's all.
When he came back he laid a thousand two-cent stamps on May Sethby's desk.
Fifty-seven churches to be erected with half-crowns, forty-two parsonage houses to be repaired with shillings, seven-and-twenty organs to be built with halfpence, twelve hundred children to be brought up on postage stamps.
The ineffaceable, sad birth-mark in the brow of man, is but the stamp of sorrow in the signers.
Now, mind yourself," he said, with a stamp and a fierce glance of his gray eye, directed at Tom, "I'm your church now
Stationer's stamp cut off the inside of the envelope.