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A simple device or bearing that is less common than the ordinaries (e.g. roundel, orle, lozenge).
- ‘Among the charges considered by some to be subordinaries and by others to be common charges are the pall and roundle.’
- ‘There are many different subordinaries used in heraldry.’
- ‘When several subordinaries or other charges appear in a shield, their number & position must be indicated in the blazon.’
- ‘Another series of simple devices are termed subordinaries, and these include such as the canton, the gyron and the label.’
- ‘Having read the blazon carefully, we know which ordinaries, subordinaries or charges we have to put in our shield.’
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