\ ˈpatē \

Definition of paty

of a heraldic cross
: having the ends of the arms splayed or spread out — compare fleury, formée, moline, patonce

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History and Etymology for paty

Middle French paté, patté (masculine) & patee, pattee (feminine)

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“Paty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paty. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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