debruise

transitive verb
de·​bruise | \ də̇ˈbrüz, dēˈ- \

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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History and Etymology for debruise

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

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“Debruise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debruise. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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