What does the word emblem mean?

Usage examples for emblem

  1. 3. This emblem is a lotus, not a rose flower. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  2. What other sense can the emblem bear? – James VI and the Gowrie Mystery by Andrew Lang
  3. The procession was headed by municipal officers and soldiers, and as an emblem of law and justice a wretched criminal was driven along with blows. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson