Charge (heraldry)  

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In heraldry, a charge is any emblem or device occupying the field of an escutcheon (shield). That may be a geometric design (sometimes called an ordinary) or a symbolic representation of a person, animal, plant, object, building, or other device. In French blazon, the ordinaries are called pi├Ęces, and other charges are called meubles ("[the] mobile [ones]").




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