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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brand  \Brand\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Branded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Branding}.]. 
  1.  To  burn  a  distinctive  mark  into  or  upon  with  a  hot  iron, 
  to  indicate  quality,  ownership,  etc.,  or  to  mark  as 
  infamous  (as  a  convict). 
 
  2.  To  put  an  actual  distinctive  mark  upon  in  any  other  way 
  as  with  a  stencil,  to  show  quality  of  contents,  name  of 
  manufacture,  etc 
 
  3.  Fig.:  To  fix  a  mark  of  infamy,  or  a  stigma,  upon 
 
  The  Inquisition  branded  its  victims  with  infamy. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  There  were  the  enormities,  branded  and  condemned  by 
  the  first  and  most  natural  verdict  of  common 
  humanity.  --South. 
 
  4.  To  mark  or  impress  indelibly,  as  with  a  hot  iron. 
 
  As  if  it  were  branded  on  my  mind.  --Geo.  Eliot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  branding 
  n  :  the  act  of  stigmatizing  [syn:  {stigmatization},  {stigmatisation}] 




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