Definition of sun in splendour in English:

sun in splendour


  • The sun as heraldically blazoned, depicted with rays and often a human face.

    • ‘When represented as giving light, it is blazoned a sun radiant; when depicted with a human face, it is a sun in splendor, or a sun in his splendor.’
    • ‘The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 August 1994, consisting of a shield blazoned: Purpure, a sun in splendor Or bearing a scroll Proper above a stylized suspension bridge throughout of the second, a border wavy Argent.’
    • ‘And for the crest, on a wreath argent, Or and murrey a sun in splendour Or thereon an inverted triangle murrey surmounted by an open book argent edged Or bound azure.’
    • ‘There's a white rose and a sun in splendour, the badge of Edward IV, in the remnants of medieval glass.’
    • ‘Hence, the gold sun in splendour on a black field is the symbol of Saint Thomas Aquinas.’