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1A distinguishing badge or emblem of military rank, office, or membership of an organization:‘a khaki uniform with colonel's insignia on the collar’‘the royal insignia of Scotland’
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- ‘There are other Scouters whom have provided me with scans of square knot insignia as well as other items.’
- ‘What is the significance of the ribbons, insignia and medals?’
- ‘The US system of rank badges and insignia, introduced in the early 19th century, is highly distinctive, and instructive.’
- ‘Human Rights Watch found that the militias use Sudanese military weapons, insignia and chain of command.’
- ‘She adjusted the insignia that marked her rank before leaving the mirror.’
- ‘Henry VIII dropped the wolfhound and replaced it with a lion, thus making the royal insignia less Welsh.’
- ‘The following links provide images of the rank insignias as they were worn by both the Union and Confederate armies.’
- ‘Masonic symbolism features prominently in many governments and military insignias.’
- ‘His was the largest retinue in England and he promoted the use of badges and insignia, the most familiar being the Lancastrian collar of esses.’
- ‘I'm less clear about the distinctions of rank and insignia on the other side of the great divide between officers and enlisted men.’
- ‘He noticed my military insignia and asked if I was going to Saudi Arabia for the Gulf War.’
- ‘She motioned them to come inside, noting the rank insignia on their collars.’
- ‘These liveries came to be distinguished by heraldic insignia and emblems.’
- ‘It is enough that he is clothed with the insignia of the office, and exercises its powers and functions…’
- ‘Ramirez stood up easily in his military uniform, no insignia giving his rank.’
- ‘In a combat uniform the Navy rank insignia would not be noticeable except at extremely close range.’
- ‘Regimental top brass are insisting that if it happens, the Duke's must retain the insignia and badges as well as their name.’
- ‘Sea Scouting insignia was initially developed by Kimo Wilder, Chief Seascout from 1916-23.’
- ‘A large number centered on war themes, such as army-cap badges, national flags, and military insignia.’
- ‘Appropriate use of the name and insignias can benefit all, while inappropriate use may reflect negatively on both the institution and its individual members.’
- 1.1 A sign or token of something:‘the ruins are devoid of moss and ivy, the romantic insignia of age and decay’
- ‘We ourselves circulate as so many signs, carrying on our bodies innumerable minor signs and insignias.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, plural of insigne sign, badge of office, neuter of insignis distinguished (as if by a mark), from in- towards + signum sign.
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