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partition line

noun, Heraldry.
1.
a plain or figured edge between two adjacent areas of an escutcheon, between an ordinary and the field of an escutcheon, or between two adjacent ordinaries.
Also called boundary line.
Origin of partition line
1710-1720
1710-20
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  • The partition line embattled has certain peculiarities of its own.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • I think also that the word "arched" should now be included as a partition line.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • This partition line may be employed for the rectilinear charges known as "ordinaries" or "sub-ordinaries."

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • A cross or a billet urdy one knows, but urdy as a partition line I have yet to find.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

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