from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A band passing from the upper sinister corner of an escutcheon to the lower dexter corner.
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- noun heraldry A diagonal
bandon a coat of armsgoing from top right to bottom left (as you look at it), held to indicate bastardy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
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