What is Token?

Legal Definition
Contracts, crimes. A document or sign of the existence of a fact.

2. Tokens are either public or general, or privy tokens. They are true or false. When a token is false and indicates a general intent to defraud, and it is used for that purpose, it will render the offender guilty of the crime of cheating; 12 John. 292; but if it is a mere privy token, as counterfeiting a letter in another man's name, in order to cheat but. one individual, it would not be indictable. 9 Wend. Rep. 182; 1 Dall. R. 47; 2 Rep. Const. Cr. 139; 2 Virg. Cas. 65; 4 Hawks, R. 348; 6 Mass. IR. 72; 1 Virg. Cas. 150; 12 John. 293; 2 Dev. 199; 1 Rich. R. 244.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Commercial law. In England, this name is given to pieces of metal, made in the shape of money, passing among private persons by consent at a certain value. 2 Adolpb. P. S. 175; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 182.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A sign or mark; a material evidence of the existence of a fact Thus, cheating by "false tokens" implies the use of fabricated or deceitfully contrived material objects to assist the person's own fraud and falsehood in accomplishing the cheat. See State v. Green, 18 N. J. Law, 181; State v. Middleton, Dud. (S. Ot) 285; Jones v. State, 50 Ind. 476. See Token-money.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A sign; a mark; anything bearing a semblance of public authority, as weights or measures. See Dud. (S. C.) 285.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary