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[mass noun] The combination of two coats of arms by juxtaposing the dexter half of one and the sinister half of the other on a single shield (a practice largely superseded by impalement).
- ‘It should suffice to note that marshalling of arms is generally accomplished by either: dimidiation, impalement, quartering or superimposition.’
- ‘In Germany, dimidiation is still a common method of marshalling, where one or both of two coats of arms in a combination will be halved, as in the arms of Loschau.’
- ‘This type of union is known as dimidiation.’
- ‘The inclusion of a part usually involved a dimidiation (per fess or by another division).’
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