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See inclavated.


inclave (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Resembling a series of dovetails; said of a line of division, such as the border of an ordinary.
    • 1735, Francis Nichols, The British Compendium: Or, Rudiments of Honour ..., page 23:
      Per Fess, (or party per Fess) Pattee, (or Inclave) Argent and Azure. [] Gules, a Chief ingrail'd, Or. Tho' this Line is form'd after the Manner of the invecked, yet it very much differs therefrom, because  []
    • 1828, William Berry, Encyclopaedia heraldica, or Complete dictionary of heraldry: Reference to the plates:
      PLATE VII. CHIEFS. Fig. 1 Chief, the base masoned. [] 7 With one embattlement. 8 Inclave. 9 Arched. In base a Point impaled.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “inclave”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)