Definition of chaap in English:

chaap

(also chhaap)

noun

Indian
  • An official seal or stamp, used to approve or authenticate a permit or similar document.

    • ‘With the intervention of electronic media, you make a CD and you put a copyright chaap [stamp] on it, so nobody can make copies of it or play or sing it without your permission.’
    • ‘How did it come to attain that chaap?’
    • ‘For decades the symbol of India's teeming illiteracy the angootha chhaap or the thumb impression is now making a come back in the biometric age as the ultimate weapon against fraud.’

Origin

Hindi chāp ‘stamp, brand’.

Pronunciation

chaap

/ʃɑːp/