un-abased

abased

[uh-beyst]
adjective Heraldry.
(of a charge) lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased.

Origin:
1645–55; abase + -ed2

unabased, adjective
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abase
late 14c., abaishen, from O.Fr. abaissier "diminish, make lower in value or status," from V.L. *ad bassiare "bring lower," from L.L. bassus "thick, fat, low;" from the same source as base (adj.) and altered in Eng. by influence of it, which made it an exception to the rule
that O.Fr. verbs with stem -iss- enter English as -ish.
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