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chaap

Pronunciation: /ʃɑːp/

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(also chhaap)

noun

Indian
An official seal or stamp, used to approve or authenticate a permit or similar document.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • How did it come to attain that chaap?
  • 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.

Origin

Hindi chāp 'stamp, brand'.

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