The most usual method of differencing in Germany was by the alteration of the tinctures or by the alteration of the charges.
This is the earliest specimen of differencing I have met with.
Such a case is very unusual, as the use of the bend for differencing has long been obsolete.
Various charges may be placed on the points of Labels to extend their capacity for differencing.
Be ready to help the poor as well as the rich; differencing them no further than the public good requireth you to do.
differencing in Scotland is carried out on an entirely different basis from differencing in England.
They sin against the differencing grace, which appeared in their conversion.
From these figures, which are approximately correct, you will see the relative frequency of the various modes of differencing.
A similar mode of differencing occurs in the Lyon Register in many other families.
Abroad there is now no equivalent whatever to our methods of differencing the Royal Arms.
mid-14c., from Old French difference (12c.) "difference, distinction; argument, dispute," from Latin differentia "diversity, difference," from differentem (nominative differens), present participle of differre "to set apart" (see differ). Sense of "a quarrel" first attested late 14c. Colloquial phrase what's the diff? first recorded 1896.
difference dif·fer·ence (dĭf'ər-əns, dĭf'rəns)
The magnitude or degree by which one quantity differs from another of the same kind.