inescutcheon definition

  • noun:
    • A small escutcheon within another
    • a tiny escutcheon borne within a shield.
    • In heraldry, a tiny escutcheon, and/or representation of a shield, used often as a bearing or charged upon the escutcheon for a particular function, as an escutcheon of pretense, or very small and borne in main by a baronet, whereby it really is charged with the red hand of Ulster. Whenever there are a few inescutcheons, they normally are known as escutcheons.

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