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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for tokens until Tuesday.
Another great thing about the EZE token is that it is an ERC20 token and is enabled for trading with other ERC20 cryptocurrencies.
The Security Token Academy is also announcing additional speakers that will participate in panels at the conference.
The Jinbi token will have its own exclusive wallet using Pillar's unique and first to market platform that will provide additional security and transparency to token holders.
The Bancor Protocol provides much-needed liquidity for our incentive token, said Evan Caron, Swytch Co-Founder and Managing Director.
Adding they say the agents sell the seat or the token for Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 as one can't get a token from the centre once the limited tokens are issued early in the morning.
Thus, generally, tokens fall into two categories: "securities tokens" and "utility tokens." A securities token is analogous to a traditional security like corporate stock, LLC membership interest or partnership interest.
There are around 0.2 million registered cars in Rawalpindi Division alone, however, the fine will be increased by 100 percent if they failed to pay token tax by 30th June.
New tokens by Protectimus are suitable for authentication on any resource that uses 2FA, regardless of whether the secret keys will be provided by the server or token.
Don't forget to collect tokens for the Wish Sport group that you choose to support.
For example, applications that present clients with a choice of therapeutic activities to earn token reinforcers are not uncommon (Sran and Borrero 2010).