affronté

adjective
af·​fron·​té
variants: or affrontee \ ¦a-​ˌfrən-​¦tā ; ə-​ˈfrən-​tē , a-​ \

Definition of affronté

1 or less commonly affronty \ ə-​ˈfrən-​tē , a-​ \, of two heraldic figures : facing each other — compare combatant, respectant
2 of a heraldic figure : facing to the front : full-faced : gardant

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First Known Use of affronté

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for affronté

borrowed from French affronté, from past participle of affronter “to confront, affront entry 1

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“Affronté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affront%C3%A9. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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