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bar sinister

noun

Definition of BAR SINISTER

1
:  a heraldic charge held to be a mark of bastardy
2
:  the fact or condition of being of illegitimate birth
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Examples of BAR SINISTER

  1. <back in the days when the bar sinister was a real obstacle to social acceptance>

First Known Use of BAR SINISTER

1823

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