De*bruised" (?), a. [Cf. OF. debruisier to shatter, break. Cf. Bruise.] Her.

Surmounted by an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut.

The lion of England and the lilies of France without the baton sinister, under which, according to the laws of heraldry, they where debruised in token of his illegitimate birth. Macaulay.


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