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 for Token
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Token \To"ken\ (t[=o]"k'n), n. [OE. token, taken, AS. t[=a]cen;
     akin to OFries. t[=e]ken, OS. t[=e]kan, D. teeken, G.
     zeichen, OHG. Zeihhan, Icel. t[=a]kan, teiken, Sw. tecken,
     Dan. tegn, Goth. taikns sign, token, gateihan to tell, show,
     AS. te['o]n to accuse, G. zeihen, OHG. z[imac]han, G. zeigen
     to show, OHG. zeig[=o]n, Icel. tj[=a], L. dicere to say, Gr.
     deikny`nai to show, Skr. di[,c]. Cf. Diction, Teach.]
     1. Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate
        another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the
        rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with
        Noah.
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     2. A memorial of friendship; something by which the
        friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a
        memento; a souvenir.
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              This is some token from a never friend. --Shak.
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     3. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of
        authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good
        faith, etc.
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              Say, by this token, I desire his company. --Shak.
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     4. A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a
        private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and
        redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by
        government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited
        and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value.
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     Note: It is now made unlawful for private persons to issue
           tokens.
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     5. (Med.) A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed
        to indicate, the approach of death. [Obs.]
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              Like the fearful tokens of the plague,
              Are mere forerunners of their ends.   --Beau. & Fl.
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     6. (Print.) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets,
        of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the
        same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the
        number printed on both sides.
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     7. (Ch. of Scot.) A piece of metal given beforehand to each
        person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of
        the Lord's Supper.
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     8. (Mining) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark
        designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of
        these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
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     9. (Weaving) In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the
        weaver which shuttle to use.
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     Token money, money which is lawfully current for more than
        its real value. See Token, n., 4.
  
     Token sheet (Print.), the last sheet of each token. --W.
        Savage.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Token \To"ken\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tokened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tokening.] [AS. t[=a]cnian, fr. t[=a]cen token. See
     Token, n.]
     To betoken. [Obs.] --Shak.
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