As defined by the Oxford-Unabridged Dictionary “stigma” is a mark of “infamy, disgrace, or reproach” its derived from the Latin “tattoo, indicating slave or criminal status”; originating from stizein, the Greek word for “a recognizable sign made by burning or cutting a part of the skin of a less valued member of society with an aim of distinguishing him/her from the rest of the members.
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