A small square shield, previously worn regarding shoulders of knights, being the model of epaulet.
a little square guard, formerly used on arms of knights, -- being the model of the contemporary epaulet.
A plate of metal used over the post to protect the arms of a man-at-arms, prior to the introduction of plate-armor for the human body. Ailettes were occasionally charged with heraldic bearings. Additionally aislette and aileron.
a little square shield, previously worn on the shoulders of knights, being the prototype of epaulet.
A small square guard, previously worn regarding the shoulders of knights, -- becoming the model of modern epaulet.
A plate of iron used over the mail to guard the shoulders of a man-at-arms, before the introduction of plate-armor the human anatomy. Ailettes were sometimes charged with heraldic bearings. In addition aislette and aileron.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...