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 for TOKEN
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

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