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ABASED [2 records]

Record 1 1999-02-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Heraldry
CONT

A chevron bruised at the top and in base a crescent counterchanged...

OBS

"Abased" is a term also used when a chevron or other ordinary is lower than its usual position.

OBS

"In base" is also used to refer to charges placed low down in the shield.

Key term(s)
  • chevron abased
  • charge in base
  • abased

French

Domaine(s)
  • Héraldique
CONT

Le chevron placé plus bas est dit abaissé.

Spanish

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Record 2 1998-06-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Heraldry
DEF

Said of a charge when placed lower than its customary position.

DEF

Abaissé: a French word, generally used in heraldry instead of the English word abased. When the fess, or any other ordinary properly placed above the fess point of the shield, is brought below it, that ordinary is said to be abaissé.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Héraldique
DEF

Se dit lorsqu'une pièce honorable de premier ordre, un chef par exemple, est surmontée d'un autre chef de métal différent. Également, se dit quand les ailes des oiseaux sont pliées.

Spanish

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