sign (n.) 3
mere semblance, token symbol, show
MA IV.i.31 [Claudio to all, of Hero] She's but the sign and semblance of her honour
Oth I.i.158 [Iago to Roderigo] I must show out a flag and sign of love, / Which is indeed but sign [second instance]
R3 IV.iv.90 [Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] I called thee ... / A sign of dignity