Accroupi

Accroupi

From the French word accroupir: to crouch or squat.  Is used as a posture for animal charges in heraldry blazons, is the same as the term Sejant which is used in British blazons. For either term, unless otherwise annotated, the animal should be seated in a natural...
Abouttés

Abouttés

In heraldry, Abouttés is the position of charges joined by the ends, united in the center of the shield.     heraldry.historyroad.info ©2008-2010 Abouttés, (fr.) With the ends united in the center, e.g. of four ermines.  See Cross of Four Ermines. A Glossary...
Ancient

Ancient

Generally used in the the sense of “in traditional times” but my also refer to a small heraldic banner used as a guidon or in funeral processions.

Allecret

Allecret

Allecret or Hallecret. A light armour for cavalry and infantry, consisting of a breastplate and tassets (or gussets), 16th century.

Armed

Armed

In heraldry the term “Armed” is generally used to denote the color of a beast’s natural weapons. It is less often used to denote that a charge is “maintaining arms”, usually in the case of human charges or supporters.