Definition of bar sinister in English:

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bar sinister


Popular and erroneous term for bend sinister.
Example sentences
  • This bar sinister probably needled your attorneys, most of whom are fine fellows with curly black hair, double-breasted suits, etc., into attempting to enjoin us.
  • That ‘bar sinister’ had not prevented Royal Meath winning the Grand Steeplechase de Paris and the Conyngham Cup at Punchestown.
  • The term "bar sinister" is quite simply an impossible term of heraldry.
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