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cotise

noun cot·ise \ˈkätə̇s\
variants: less commonly

cotice

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cottise

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cottice

\ˈkätə̇s\

Definition of cotise

plural

-s

heraldry

  1. :  one of a pair of narrow stripes borne one along each side of but slightly separated from a bend, fess, bar, pale, or chevron

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Origin and Etymology of cotise

Middle French cotice, costice, from coste rib + -ice — more at coast


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cotise

transitive verb cot·ise \"\

Definition of cotise

-ed/-ing/-s

heraldry

  1. :  to put cotises along the sides of

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