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A hat or cap, typically a red one with an ermine lining, on which the crests of some peers are borne.
- ‘The chapeau is barely mentioned by Scottish heraldic writers, before Learney ascribed the chapeau to the baronage.’
- ‘The colour of the chapeau may be altered to denote the status of the baron.’
- ‘On top of the circlet is set his coronet of rank or baronial chapeau if any.’
- ‘Sometimes a heraldic Chapeau replaces the Wreath, or occasionally appears between the Wreath and the Crest.’
- ‘The chapeau is only granted in the case of a grant of arms to a peer.’
Late 15th century: from French, from Latin cappellum, diminutive of cappa cap.
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