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per pale

Definition of per pale in English:

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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