Definition of compony in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒmˈpɒni/


[usually postpositive] Heraldry
Divided into a single row of squares in alternating tinctures: a bordure compony
More example sentences
  • Or, a lion adumbrated, debruised by two bendlets azure, all within a bordure compony argent and gules.
  • I doubt very much that the arms of Navarra appear in the bordure compony.
  • Whether Sir Malcolm Wallace and his son bore their arms with a bordure compony, as here, or with a bordure counter-compony as shown elsewhere on these pages, is uncertain.


Late 16th century: from French componé, from Old French compondre, from Latin componere 'put together'.

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