Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a small escutcheon, or the representation of a shield, used either as a bearing or charged upon the escutcheon for a special purpose, as an escutcheon of pretense, or very small and borne in chief by a baronet, in which case it is charged with the red hand of Ulster. When there are several inescutcheons, they are usually called escutcheons.
- n. heraldry A small escutcheon within another
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Her.) A small escutcheon borne within a shield.
“In the centre is an inescutcheon bearing the Union Jack honouring the role of the military college and its alumni in defending King, Country and Empire in the various wars.”
“Azure, an orle of martlets or, on an inescutcheon arg. three bass gules.”
“Alexander for the plantation on the security of the payments to be made by future baronets, and empowering them to offer a further inducement to applicants; and on the same day he granted to all Nova Scotia baronets the right to wear about their necks, suspended by an orange tawny ribbon, a badge bearing an azure saltire with a crowned inescutcheon of the arms of”
“All baronets are entitled to display in their coat of arms, either on a canton or on an inescutcheon, the red hand of Ulster, save those of Nova”
“Gu. an inescutcheon arg. between D escallop shells in saltine or.”
“In the place where the breach was opened by his cannon he ordered the placing of a marble panel bearing his arms; and there it is to be seen to this day: Dexter, the sable bars of the House of Lenzol; Sinister, the Borgia bull in chief, and the lilies of France; and, superimposed, an inescutcheon bearing the Pontifical arms.”
“Dexter, the sable bars of the House of Lenzol; Sinister, the Borgia bull in chief, and the lilies of France; and, superimposed, an inescutcheon bearing the Pontifical arms.”
“Philip the Bold, by having an inescutcheon of pretence on the centre of the arms of Margaret de Maele, first assumed by his father, John the”
“GEORGE III., till 1816: -- The arms indicated in the diagram, No. 430, the inescutcheon ensigned with an electoral bonnet.”
“: -- The same arms as No. 430, but the inescutcheon ensigned with a Royal Crown.”
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