bar sinister(redirected from bar sinisters)
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1. A heraldic bend or baton sinister, held to signify bastardy. Not in technical use.
2. A hint or proof of illegitimate birth.
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1. (Heraldry) (not in heraldic usage) another name for bend sinister
2. the condition, implication, or stigma of being of illegitimate birth
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1. a putative heraldic charge presumed to indicate illegitimate birth.
2. the condition or stigma of illegitimate birth.
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|Noun||1.||bar sinister - the status of being born to parents who were not married|
|2.||bar sinister - a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left|
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
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n (Her) → Bastardfaden m
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