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bar sinister

noun

Definition of bar sinister

  1. 1 :  a heraldic charge held to be a mark of bastardy

  2. 2 :  the fact or condition of being of illegitimate birth



Examples of bar sinister in a sentence

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



1823

First Known Use of bar sinister

1823


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