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  1. subordinarynoun

    Any device that is less common than the normal ordinaries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subordinarynoun

    one of several heraldic bearings somewhat less common than an ordinary. See Ordinary

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subordinary

    sub-or′di-nā-ri, n. (her.) one of a class of armorial charges less honourable than the ordinaries—the bordure, orle, bend sinister, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. subordinary

    In heraldry, a name given to a certain class of charges mostly formed of straight or curved lines. Heralds vary a little in their enumeration, but the following are generally held to come within this category: the Bordure, the Orle, the Tressure, the Flanche, the Pile, the Pall, the Quarter, the Canton, the Gyron, the Fret, the Inescutcheon, the Lozenge, the Fusil, and the Mascle. Some heraldic writers account the Pile an ordinary, and the diminutives of the ordinaries are sometimes ranked as subordinaries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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