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British Dictionary definitions for subordinary


noun plural -naries
  1. any of several heraldic bearings of secondary importance to the ordinary, such as the lozenge, the orle, and the fret
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Historical Examples

  • A Subordinary formed of a border of a Shield, which is charged upon another and a larger shield, as in No. 134.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell