Definition of debruise in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /dɪˈbruːz/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[with object] Heraldry
Partly obscure (another charge).
Example sentences
  • The labels borne by members of the Royal Family to debruise the Royal Arms are blazoned as white, not silver.
  • The Arms of James Thomas Robson debruised of a bordure charged with three ermine spots counterchanged;
  • A Roundel Argent charged with three Bars wavy Azure overall a Lion rampant as in the Arms the whole environed by a Chaplet of Wheat Or and debruising a Cross flory Gold.


Middle English: from Old French debruisier, debrisier, from de- + bruiser, brisier (modern briser), 'break'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: de|bruise

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.