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noun - plural: bordures

  1. [heraldiccharge] A contrasting border round a shield


Bordure: In heraldry, a bordure is a band of contrasting tincture forming a border around the edge of a shield, traditionally one-sixth as wide as the shield itself. It is sometimes reckoned as an ordinary and sometimes as a subordinary.

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Google previewThe American Cyclopaedia (1883)

A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The bordure is a stripe surrounding the shield, and is one fifth the width of the field. It passes over all the ordinaries except a chief, a quarter, and a canton. When divided into squares* of alternate metal and color, it is said to be compony or ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopœdia (1888)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

A chief or a canton is sometimes placed over a bordure: but this is not done when the bordure is a mark of cadency. It then always surrounds a coat, and may even surround a quartered coat, a very frequent arrangement in Scotland. \Vhen ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica, Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

a bordure az. GREVALDER, ar. a fesse, betw. six cross crosslets gu. GREvE, [Shinley, Hertfordshire, and Yorkshire,] ar. on a fesse az. betw. three pellets, each charged with a lion's head, erased, of the first, ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of Heraldry ... Containing All the Rules of Blazon ... (1739)

by James Coats

the third a Bordure charg'd with Bezants, or " Tourteaux ,. the fourth a Bordure componnte ; and " the rest may bear those Figures DenteUe, engrail'd,' " or else a plain Bordure, or Orle, and so the rest. However, Colombiere will not allow that ...

Google previewAn alphabetical dictionary of coats of arms belonging to families in Great Britain and Ireland, ed. by A.W. Morant (1874)

by Alfred William W. Morant

a bordure and in the dexter chief a 8-foil slipped for did', sa. BlBJIINOHAJf. Per saltire arg. and sa. a bordure counter- changeA Gott, Battel], Sussex ; and London. Per saltire or and sa. a ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum, Or, An Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1704)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

BORDURE, a Term in Heraldry, for an Ancient Difference in a Coat of Arms, whereby feveral Families of the fame Name, or Persons bearing the fame Coat are distinguished one from another. 'Tis a cutting off from within the Escutcheon all ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

argent a bordure indented, guler. The bordure always gives place to the chief, the quarter, and the canton ; for example, or, a bordure, azure, and a chief, gules.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1856)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Gules, a bordure engrailed argent in the arms of Lord Gray. This is called engrailed, from the French word engrélé, which signifies a thing the hail has fallen upon and broken off the edges, leaving it with little semicircles struck out of it.

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana Nova OR, A DICTIONARY (1707)

INTERPRETING Such HARD WORDS of Whatever Language, as are at Present Used in the English Tongue, with Their Etymologies, Definitions, [&]c. Also, The Terms of Divinity, Law, Physick, Mathematicks, History, Agriculture, Logick, Metaphysicks, Grammar, Poetry, Musick, Heraldry, Architecture, Painting, War, and All Other Arts and Sciences are Herein Explain'd, from the Best Modern Authors, As, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Harris, Dr. Gregory, Mr. Lock, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Blunt, &c. Very Useful to All Those that Desire to Understand what They Read

Bordure, a Term in Heraldry for an ancient Difference, whereby feveral Families of the fame Name,or Perfons, are diftinguished from one another; 'tis a - cutting off from within the Escutcheon about one fifth Part of the Field ; and if the Line that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica, or, Dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature (1856)

The bordnre wavy is now the general bordure used to denote illegitimacy. Bordures arc, by the French, frequently taken for principal figurct, and numbered amongst the rest of the ordinaries. Heraldry. 1 The family of Fortescue is descended ...

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