bar sinister

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bar sinister

n.
1. A heraldic bend or baton sinister, held to signify bastardy. Not in technical use.
2. A hint or proof of illegitimate birth.

bar sinister

n
1. (Heraldry) (not in heraldic usage) another name for bend sinister
2. the condition, implication, or stigma of being of illegitimate birth

bar′ sin′ister


n.
1. a putative heraldic charge presumed to indicate illegitimate birth.
2. the condition or stigma of illegitimate birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bar sinister - the status of being born to parents who were not married
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.bar sinister - a mark of bastardybar sinister - a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
stigma, stain, brand, mark - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
Translations

bar sinister

n (Her) → Bastardfaden m
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