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dimidiation Line breaks: di¦midi|ation
Pronunciation: /dɪˌmɪdɪˈəɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of dimidiation in English:


[mass noun] Heraldry
The combination of two coats of arms by juxtaposing the dexter half of one and the sinister half of the other on a single shield (a practice largely superseded by impalement).
Example sentences
  • In Germany, dimidiation is still a common method of marshalling, where one or both of two coats of arms in a combination will be halved, as in the arms of Loschau.
  • This type of union is known as dimidiation.
  • It should suffice to note that marshalling of arms is generally accomplished by either: dimidiation, impalement, quartering or superimposition.
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