Definition of per pale in English:

per pale

  • Heraldry Divided by a vertical line.
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    • It is interesting that Thomas Chaucer chose his maternal Roet arms over his paternal Chaucer arms, these being parti per pale, a bend over all.
    • The shield is party per pale half-way down.
    • Two vested angels hold shields with the arms: Per pale, baron and femme.
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