Fess, Fesse (?), n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr. L. fascia band. See Fascia.] Her.

A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.

Fess point Her., the exact center of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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