One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As postpositive. In a sloping position, as if carried on the shoulder. Chiefly in "cross portate".
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Gerard Legh (d. 1563), heraldic writer. From classical Latin portātus carried, borne, past participle of portāre port.
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