rompu

adjective
rom·​pu | \ ˈräm(ˌ)pü \

Definition of rompu

of a heraldic ordinary
: depicted as broken usually with the broken piece pushed up — compare fracted sense 2

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First Known Use of rompu

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rompu

French, past participle of rompre to break, from Latin rumpere

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“Rompu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rompu. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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