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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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A second liability of tokenism is as insidious as deception because it defeats what tokenism attempts to project.
But environmentalists have warned unless Tesco takes radical steps to cut CO2 emissions in other ways this will amount to tokenism.
lt would almost certainly consist totally of Englishmen, while any Scottish, Welsh or Irish representatives would smack of tokenism and certainly not be in keeping with the spirit of the Olympic movement.
The fact that only the frontage of the building is being retained and even that part is to be demolished and rebuilt seems to be mere tokenism and once again shows the lack of respect that Coventry City Council shows for the proud heritage of our city.
Though considered by some to be mere tokenism, this openness to Asians has worked to the benefit of many dancers.
However, some say the invitation is not enough, calling it tokenism and a "shabby compromise.
Evertz's appointment is the worst type of political jockeying: tokenism.
Too many organisations these days believe they have to apologise for or explain everything they do to pacify those who might otherwise accuse them of racism, sexism, ageism, sizeism or even tokenism (all ugly words to be avoided if at all possible).
Key practices that support this goal include establishing a nominating committee committed to building diversity, making diversity a priority for the organization, avoiding tokenism (e.
Spencer's solution, however, was not presented as a substantive plan for appealing to an electorate but was instead mere tokenism.
The point isn't tokenism, but to illuminate the challenges and triumphs of different experiences.
If minority journalists are to rise above entry-level tokenism, decision-makers must let their managers know that they will be judged not only on how many awards they will or how many ads they sell, but also on how well their staffs reflect all of America.