bend sinister definition

  • noun:
    • Heraldry A band passing from the upper sinister place of an escutcheon towards the lower dexter spot.
    • A diagonal musical organization on a coat of arms going from top right to base left (as you look at it), presented to point bastardy.
    • an honorable ordinary drawn from sinister chief to your dexter base.
    • a mark of bastardy; outlines from top straight to bottom kept

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