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patonce

Syllabification: pa·tonce
Pronunciation: /pəˈtäns
 
/

Definition of patonce in English:

adjective

[postpositive] Heraldry
(Of a cross) with limbs that broaden from the center and end in three pointed lobes: a cross patonce

Origin

mid 16th century: probably related to French potencé, a heraldic term denoting T-shaped endings to each limb of a cross, based on medieval Latin potentia 'crutch'.

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