Accoutre

Accoutre – (Ak-ku’-ter): To dub a knight. “One was accoutred when the cry began, Knight of the Silver Moon, Sir Marmadan, His vow was (and he will perform his vow), Armed at all points, with terror on his brow, To judge the land, to purge atrocious...
Addition

Addition

An addition to a heraldic achievement is a mark of distinction added to the arms after their creation to signify some exceptional service to the sovereign.  The term Augmentation is more commonly used and is probably the more correct. The form of the addition is most...
Affronté / Affrontty

Affronté / Affrontty

When a charge is facing directly toward the viewer it is said to be Affrontty.  The term can also be found written Affronté, which is probably more proper. The Pimpley definition below comes from the supposed term Affrontee, as in, someone who has been affronted, or...
Aiguisee

Aiguisee

Sharply pointed. Applied especially to a cross on an escutcheon which has its four angles sharpened, but still terminating in obtuse angles. It differs from the cross fitchee in that whereas the latter tapers by degrees to a point, the former does so only at the ends.

Anime

Anime

Anime – (An-e-may’) Of a different tincture from the animal itself. The term is used when wild animals are represented with fire proceeding from their mouths. Also called “Incensed.”