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insignia ( Latin: īnsignia, nominative plural of īnsigne, "emblem, token, symbol"), plural insignias, is a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction. An insignia is usually the emblem of a specific or general authority. Legal restrictions [edit ]
Official insignia are often protected by law as to allow their use only by people holding a specific office or staff members acting on behalf of such a person. Misuse, defacement and destruction of such symbols is considered an offense in many countries.
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Typical examples of insignia include:
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Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. insignia Pimbley, Arthur Francis (1908). Pimbley's dictionary of heraldry. Pimbley.
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