hall-mark definition

  • noun:
    • the state stamp associated with the Goldsmiths' Company as well as other assay workplaces, in the uk, on silver and gold articles, attesting their particular purity.
    • A distinguishing characteristic or faculties.
    • In England, an official stamp put-upon articles made from gold-and-silver as an evidence of genuineness: so-called from Goldsmiths' Hall in London, the chair of Goldsmiths' organization, by who the, stamping is legitimately regulated.
    • thus Any level of genuineness, good quality, or respectability.
    • a unique characteristic or attribute
    • a mark on a write-up of trade to point its source and credibility
  • others:
    • To assay and stamp, just like the state level regarding the Goldsmiths' Company.

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