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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.

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When I first faced this situation years ago, there was an attempt, at least on the part of the inviting group, to assure me they valued my participation, but tokenism has become such an acceptable practice in our culture that there is little pretense of actual participation today.
SIR - Your report in the business section, "End tokenism and aim for women in 40% of top roles" (Sep 18) is erroneous on two counts.
Asserting that mere tokenism is not enough, she said if immediate action is not taken against the Uttar Pradesh Government then the visit by the central leadership will be a mere drama.
But McCoist's efforts aren't about tokenism, the Third Division champions have been aware for some time that the market in Ireland is one they should be trying to exploit more.
PLANS to deploy five mobile Garda stations around the country were described as tokenism yesterday.
Otherwise, giving us our own Welsh Government smacks of tokenism - very expensive tokenism at that - to keep the natives on side.
INDIA aspires to be a leader in supercomputing as declared by the Prime Minister at 2012 Science Congress, but when it comes to allocating funds the finance minister believes in tokenism.
This is not tokenism and he would be offended if anyone questioned that and so would his dad and his grandparents as well.
Call: Mark Pritchard is calling on the PM (below) to reject ethnic tokenism.
The sort of fella that Paddy is, he wouldn't want any sort of tokenism either.
Oberlin's 175-year history of the education of African-American students, from the college's original 1835 resolution through informal discrimination, tokenism, renewed commitment to equality, black separatism, and multiculturalism, is chronicled here with 30 annotated archival documents from the college's archives.
This motion amounts to tokenism and will not fool the community, or cover their ineptitude.