escutcheon of pretense


escutcheon of pretense
: an inescutcheon on the center of the shield of the husband of an heiress or coheiress

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escutcheon of pretense,
Heraldry. a small escutcheon bearing the arms of an heiress placed in the center of her husband's shield.

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a small shield within a coat of arms, bearing another coat or device to which the bearer has a claim, esp. one to which a man's wife is heiress

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  • Escutcheon of pretense — Escutcheon Es*cutch eon, n. [OF. escusson, F. [ e]cusson, from OF. escu shield, F. [ e]cu. See {Esquire}, {Scutcheon}.] 1. (Her.) The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escutcheon — Es*cutch eon, n. [OF. escusson, F. [ e]cusson, from OF. escu shield, F. [ e]cu. See {Esquire}, {Scutcheon}.] 1. (Her.) The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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