Distinguishing pennant
Distinguishing Dis*tin"guish*ing, a. Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic. [1913 Webster]

The distinguishing doctrines of our holy religion. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Distinguishing pennant} (Naut.), a special pennant by which any particular vessel in a fleet is recognized and signaled. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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