Abbisme

(fr.) In the middle fess point. Also called “Abyss” by some English armorists.  Can be seen at E in the accompanying illustration. From A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry: Newly Annotated and Illustrated by Gough, Parker & Kay.  Published by the Unutterable...
Ajoure

Ajoure

A style of metal work where the piece is pierced allowing for a variety of artistic effects. The term has made its way into a small number of coats of arms to describe when an ordinary or charge has a portion cutout or transparent in order for the background to show...
Accosted

Accosted

In the blazon of coats of arms when a charge or ordinary has another set of charges on both sides it is said that the primary charge is accosted by the secondary charges.  This term is very much like the terms Accompanied and Between which are both much more commonly...
Affrontant

Affrontant

When two animals or people on the coat of arms are facing each other in close proximity, they may be said to be Affrontant.  The term Respectant is the more proper, but means the same thing.  Occasionally one may find it said that the charges are regardant of each...
Accrued

Accrued

Accured is a term meant to signify a tree grown to maturity.  The historical significance of the term is somewhat in question as trees are rarely if ever shown in any other context. heraldry.historyroad.info ©2008-2010 Accrued: Full-grown.  Usually applied to trees. A...