Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, depressed.

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  • adjective heraldry Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French abaissé ("to lower").

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