(also affronty /əˈfrəntē/)
adjective[predicative or postpositive] Heraldry
(Especially of an animal’s head) facing the observer.
- The Viking helms and the chapel-de-fer are affronty by default; all other helms face dexter by default.
- The helm may be displayed either affronty or in profile, whichever better displays the crest.
- We have returned submissions of animals rampant affronty for exactly this reason; barring evidence of sejant erect affronty being depicted in this manner, we must return this for a redraw.
Mid 16th century (as affronty): French, past participle of affronter 'to face'.
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