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abased

[ uh-beyst ]
/ əˈbeɪst /
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adjective Heraldry.

(of a charge) lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased.

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Origin of abased

First recorded in 1645–55; abase + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM abased

un·a·based, adjective
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