Origin of cadency
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In modern English cadency, the difference of the second son, or house.
The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.
The Mounteneys further difference their common arms, for Cadency, after this manner.
This point will be treated more fully under "Marks of Cadency."
Shakespeare's son-in-law bore the talbots' heads only, which may merely have been a mark of cadency.Shakespeare's Family
Mrs. C. C. Stopes
- the line of descent from a younger member of a family
- another word for cadence
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