A distinguishing characteristic or characteristics; as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.
the official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity. Also used figuratively; -- as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hawl&primprime;-märk, n. the authorised impression of certain symbols made on articles of gold and silver at the various assay offices in the United Kingdom to indicate their true value and the fineness of the metal: any mark of genuineness or good quality.—v.t. to assay and mark authoritatively.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an official mark or attestation of the genuineness of gold and silver articles.
The numerical value of hall-mark in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hall-mark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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