Origin of ess
Definition for esses (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for esses
If, then, the Collar of Esses was first given by this mighty duke, what would be his meaning in the device?
That a chain is a badge of honour, there can be no doubt; but may not the Esses, after all, mean nothing at all?
Plain collars of Esses are now worn in the United Kingdom by kings-of-arms, heralds and serjeants-at-arms.
Whether at any period the golden collar of esses distinguished the knights of the Garter we know not.The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Mills
It was enlarged in 1567, and in its present shape has 28 Esses alternating with knots and roses and joined with a portcullis.