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A narrow band adjacent and parallel to an ordinary such as a bend or chevron.
- ‘The ‘double belting’ of the cottise is indicative not only of military service, but also of public office.’
- ‘The name of this cross refers to the cotises, or ribbon-like bands, which run parallel to the four arms of the cross.’
- ‘Visitation of Yorkshire records the coat of arms of Wodde (argent, three fleurs de lis, between cotises sable, a border engrailed with the last) in a north window of Almondbury Parish Church.’
- ‘This variation has the sinister field in the prescribed ‘pale blue’, leaving the cotises in azure.’
- ‘It makes sense, though my impression is that cotises are much narrower than shown in the Maracon banner.’
Late 16th century: from French cotice ‘leather thong’.
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