from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of firm.
- In heraldry, reaching and fixed to the edge of the escutcheon: applied especially to a bearing such as a cross, which is usually borne free in the middle of the field: as, a cross patté firme (which is also blazoned a cross patté entire, or a cross patté throughout). Also fixed.
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