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bend sinister

SEE DEFINITION OF bend sinister
  • as inillegitimate child
  • as inbar sinister

Synonyms for bend sinister

  • bar sinister
  • bastard
  • bastard child
  • by-blow
  • child born without benefit of clergy
  • love child
  • nullius filius
  • out-of-wedlock child
  • whoreson
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It was emblazoned with the arms of the lords of Orley, without a bend sinister.

All these families bear the arms described by your correspondent, but without the bend sinister.

That a market should be held upon the Sabbath in this city, is a "bend sinister" upon its escutcheon.

Now look at the bend sinister, that is yours; the bend dexter is for the elder brother.

Green is denoted by lines "in bend dexter," and purple by lines "in bend sinister."

Thus a bend proceeding from the top of the left side of the shield is called a bend sinister.

The bend sinister (Fig. 82), is very frequently stated to be the mark of illegitimacy.

Crest: a cornucopia fesswise, surmounted by a dexter hand couped proper, holding a key in bend sinister or.

The "barre sinistre" is merely the French translation of bend sinister, the French word "barre" meaning a bend.

To which I could only reply, "Madam, I have never yet discovered the bend sinister on our escutcheon."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEND SINISTER

bar sinister

nounevidence of illegitimacy
  • bastardy
  • baton sinister
  • bend sinister
  • illegitimacy
  • out of wedlock
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