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  • n. Plural form of subordinary.


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  • Minor geometric charges (subordinaries) are those which (except for the border) do not reach the edge of the shield; if used with an ordinary, the subordinary is placed on top.

    Concordance A Terran Empire concordance

  • Very few writers agree as to which are ordinaries and which subordinaries; nor does there seem any reason why any distinction between them should exist.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry


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