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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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Reporters are not banned from wearing the badges."The law and respective internal regulations set a certain framework for the public-service institution," Stanislav ako, PR manager of RTVS, told Aktuality.
Corona-Norco USD near Los Angeles found a few years ago that digital badges fit perfectly with its "Passport to Success" college-career readiness program.
There are similar badges bearing emblems from other teams on the auction site, all priced between PS2.99 and PS3.99.
Wraith Black Badge. Wraith Black Badge can be seen on the Supercar Run up the hill and in between Hillclimbs in the Supercar Paddock.
Robert Pandis has produced a variety of excellent works on early flight badges ranging from his first book covering the United States Army Air Service Aviator Wings to the more recent work, Flight Badges of the Allied Nations.
Thirty badges were returned in this period, 25 of which had expired, two were the badges of people who had died, two had already been cancelled and one was a replacement for a lost badge.
During the spring 2015 semester, we implemented Passport digital badges to record our undergraduate tutors' professional development and give tutors agency to document this work publicly.
But digital badges are much more than paper certificates to hang on an office wall or mention in your resume.
It involved hundreds of badges being checked on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.
The LGA said: "Despite limited resources, councils are trying to crack down on dishonest motorists by prosecuting offenders and seizing Blue Badges suspected of being used illegally, so it is good that the Government has listened to our concerns and has committed to a review which will support councils in tackling fraudulent use.