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usually postpositive Divided into a single row of squares in alternating tinctures.‘a bordure compony’
- ‘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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