Hallmark meaning

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A mark indicating quality or excellence.
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The definition of a hallmark is a sign of excellence, high quality or a distinguishing feature.

An example of a hallmark to a successful deli is freshly prepared food.

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Any mark or symbol of genuineness or high quality.
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A conspicuous feature or characteristic.
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To put a hallmark on.
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A distinguishing characteristic.
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To provide or stamp with a hallmark.
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To stamp (gold and silver articles) with a mark indicating purity.
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An official mark stamped on British gold and silver articles, originally at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, as a guarantee of genuineness.
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A stamped impression on a bar of precious metal that lists the serial number, producer, weight, and purity of metal content.
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An official marking made by a trusted party, usually an assay office, on items made of precious metals.
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Origin of hallmark

  • After Goldsmith's Hall in London, England, where gold and silver articles have been appraised and stamped since the 1300s

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition