(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Branded; p. pr. & vb. n. Branding.]. 1. To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous (as a convict).
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2. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
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3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
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The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.
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There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity.
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4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
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As if it were branded on my mind.
Geo. Eliot.
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