Definition of portate in English:

portate

adjective

Heraldry
  • As postpositive. In a sloping position, as if carried on the shoulder. Chiefly in "cross portate".

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Gerard Legh (d. 1563), heraldic writer. From classical Latin portātus carried, borne, past participle of portāre port.

Pronunciation

portate

/ˈpɔːtət//ˈpɔːteɪt/