bar sinister


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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back in the days when the bar sinister was a real obstacle to social acceptance

First Known Use of bar sinister

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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