In heraldry, coats of arms are frequently surrounded with a bordure, the object of which is to show that the bearer is a cadet of the house whose arms he carries. Also called a border.
Related term(s): Heraldry; Coat of Arms; Coat-armour; Armour; Heraldic; Knight
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 67.
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