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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tabard or surcoat blazoned with bearings.
  • noun An arrangement of bearings, usually depicted on and around a shield, that indicates ancestry and distinctions.
  • noun A representation of bearings.

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  • noun heraldry hereditary designs and symbols depicted on an escutcheon, sometimes accompanied by other elements of a heraldic achievement, such as a helm, crest, crest coronet, torse, mantling and supporters; described by a blazon

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

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