Definition of debruise
1 of a heraldic ordinary : to cross or partly cover (a coat of arms or charge) as if laid over
2 of a person : to assume or use a heraldic ordinary that crosses or partly covers (a coat of arms or a charge)
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Origin and Etymology of debruise
Middle English debrusen to break to pieces, from Old French debruisier, from de- + bruisier to break
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