Cadency, mark of

Her. A *charge whose purpose was to indicate the status of a son of the family. The eldest son and heir displayed a *label of three points on his father's arms, the next a crescent, the third son a *mullet, the fourth a *martlet, the fifth an *annulet, the sixth a *fleur-de-lys.

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  • cadency mark — noun : an addition to a coat of arms to mark the position of the bearer with respect to a present or former head of the family called also mark of cadency; compare difference; annulet, crescent, cross moline, double quatrefoil, fleur de lis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mark of cadency — cadency mark * * * mark of cadency, Heraldry. an additional device used on a shield when more than one individual claims the same coat of arms. The file or label is the mark of cadency of the eldest son …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cadency — Brisures used in cadency (shown in red). The left hand column shows the cadency marks (brisures) used for sons in the English and Canadian systems. The right hand column shows the brisures used in Canadian heraldry for daughters.The marks are… …   Wikipedia

  • Cadency — A mark of difference to show family relationships in the system of heraldry. Included in marks of Cadency are the label (1st son), crescent, mollet, martel, annulet, fleur de lis, rose, cross flory, octofoil …   Medieval glossary

  • double quatrefoil — noun : an ornamental foliation with eight foils used as the cadency mark of a ninth son * * * Heraldry. a charge having the form of a foil with eight leaves, used esp. as the cadency mark of a ninth son. Also called octofoil …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar — Synonyms and related words: Hershey bar, Maypole, abscind, accent, accent mark, achievement, ait, alehouse, alerion, ambo, amputate, animal charge, annihilate, annulet, anticipate, arch dam, archipelago, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bar sinister — Synonyms and related words: achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, aspersion, attaint, azure, badge of infamy, bandeau, bantling, bar, bastard, bastard child, bastardism, bastardy, baton, bearings,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • baton — Synonyms and related words: Malacca cane, achievement, alerion, alpenstock, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, aspersion, attaint, azure, badge, badge of infamy, badge of office, badges, bandeau, bar, bar sinister,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cross — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Calvary cross, Cape Colored, Christogram, Eurasian, Greek cross, Holy Grail, Host, Jerusalem cross, John Hancock, Latin cross, Malacca cane, Maltese cross, Russian cross, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, T, X, abjure …   Moby Thesaurus

  • device — Synonyms and related words: AM receiver, AM tuner, AM FM receiver, AM FM tuner, CB, Charlie McCarthy, Fathometer, Flexowriter typewriter, Geiger counter, John Hancock, RDF, X, X ray microscope, ability, achievement, action, ad hoc measure, agency …   Moby Thesaurus

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