American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A badge of office, rank, membership, or nationality; an emblem.
- n. A distinguishing sign.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Badges or distinguishing marks of office or honor: as, the insignia of an order of knighthood. The insignia of an honorary order are the crosses, medallions, stars, ribbons, etc., which are worn by its members on occasions of ceremony. Military men wear these when in uniform, and civilians when in evening dress. The size of each badge is fixed by statute of the order; but there has been introduced a custom of wearing miniature crosses, medallions, etc., a number of which can be worn at once suspended from a gold chain round the neck and hanging on the shirt-bosom, or attached to the lapel of the coat. When the cross, medallion, etc., is not worn, it is customary to wear a small rosette or knot of ribbon in the buttonhole, the color being that of the ribbon of the order. The knot or rosette is worn by members of the lowest class, the ribbon by all others. See cordon, cross, star, collar, rosette, ribbon, and cut under
- Marks, signs, or visible tokens by which anything is known or distinguished.
- n. A patch or other object that indicates a person's official or military rank, or membership in a group or organization.
- n. A symbol or token of personal power, status, or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Distinguishing marks of authority, office, or honor; badges; tokens; decorations.
- n. Typical and characteristic marks or signs, by which anything is known or distinguished.
- n. a badge worn to show official position
- From Latin insignia, plural of īnsigne ("emblem, token, symbol"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin īnsignia, pl. of īnsigne, badge of office, mark, from neuter of īnsignis, distinguished, marked : in-, in; signum, sign. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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