transitive verb

of a heraldic ordinary : to cross or partly cover (a coat of arms or charge) as if laid over
of a person : to assume or use a heraldic ordinary that crosses or partly covers (a coat of arms or a charge)

Word History


Middle English debrusen to break to pieces, from Old French debruisier, from de- + bruisier to break

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“Debruise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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