bar sinister

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Origin of bar sinister

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for bar sinister

illegitimacy, bastardy

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British Dictionary definitions for bar sinister

bar sinister

  1. (not in heraldic usage) another name for bend sinister
  2. the condition, implication, or stigma of being of illegitimate birth
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