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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hall-mark  \Hall"-mark`\,  n. 
  The  official  stamp  of  the  Goldsmiths'  Company  and  other  assay 
  offices,  in  the  United  Kingdom,  on  gold  and  silver  articles, 
  attesting  their  purity.  Also  used  figuratively;  --  as  a  word 
  or  phrase  lacks  the  hall-mark  of  the  best  writers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hallmark 
  n  1:  a  distinctive  characteristic  or  attribute  [syn:  {trademark}, 
  {earmark},  {stylemark}] 
  2:  a  mark  on  an  article  of  trade  to  indicate  its  origin  and 
  authenticity  [syn:  {authentication},  {assay-mark}] 




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