stamp


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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.

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Thirty or forty passengers had already descended, amongst them Colonel Stamp Proctor.
Also, he advised me to have nothing to say to young fellows of that stamp, and added that he sympathised with me as though he were my own father, and would gladly help me in any way he could.
The Stamp Act," replied Grandfather, "was a law by which all deeds, bonds, and other papers of the same kind were ordered to be marked with the king's stamp; and without this mark they were declared illegal and void.
The treasurer placed all the rolls in bags, and closed each bag with a stamp sealed with the arms of England, a favor which treasurers do not grant to everybody.
I must not go beyond this tree, and there is also the stamp to be considered.
I will let loose against you the fleet-footed vines-- I will call in the Jungle to stamp out your lines
So silent and still were they, that they might have been metal-sheathed statues, were it not for the occasional quick, impatient stamp of their chargers, or the rattle of chamfron against neck-plates as they tossed and strained.
This was the beast to be stamped upon, and the highest duty of the aristocrat was to stamp upon it.
I hate you--I hate you--I hate you--" a louder stamp with each assertion of hatred.
Following the energetic Smythe outside into the street, he found that some yard and a half of stamp paper had been carefully gummed along the glass outside, and on this was written in straggly characters, "If you marry Smythe, he will die.
Already after the publication of the "Birth of Tragedy", numbers of German philologists and professional philosophers had denounced him as one who had strayed too far from their flock, and his lectures at the University of Bale were deserted in consequence; but it was not until 1879, when he finally severed all connection with University work, that he may be said to have attained to the freedom and independence which stamp this discourse.
cried Hugh, with another impatient stamp of his foot.