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CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A distinguishing emblem or mark, often worn to signify membership, achievement, employment etc.
badge of office
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: badge of identity
DEFINITION: Clothing, crowns, tattoos, head deformation, social attitudes, or even language that become established to set certain individuals apart from others in society.
pilgrim's badge
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: pilgrim's sign, pilgrim badge, pilgrim
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A small metal plaque available at the major shrines visited by pilgrims and worn by successful pilgrims as a souvenir and proof of their journey. Amongst the most distinctive are the scallop-shell badges from the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostella.

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