Definition of earmark:

part of speech: noun

A mark on a sheep's ear: in law, any mark for identification, as a privy mark made by any one on a coin: any distinguishing mark, natural or other, by which the ownership or relation of any thing is known. " What distinguishing marks can a man fix upon a set of intellectual ideas, so as to call himself proprietor of them? They have no earmarks upon them, no tokens of a particular proprietor."- Burrows.

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