abaissé

See also: abaisse

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French abaissé ("to lower").

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abaissé (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.
    • 1896, John Woodward, A treatise on heraldry, British and foreign, W. & A.K. Johnston, page 129:
      Or, a bend sable, on a chief of the first a pomeis charged with a cross gold; the whole abaissé under another chief of the arms of the Order of St. John, Gules a cross argent.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abaissé m (feminine abaissée, masculine plural abaissés, feminine plural abaissées)

  1. (heraldry) abaised, lowered
  2. (heraldry) disclosed

VerbEdit

abaissé m (feminine abaissée, masculine plural abaissés, feminine plural abaissées)

  1. past participle of abaisser

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