bar sinister

Definitions of bar sinister
1

n the status of being born to parents who were not married

Synonyms:
bastardy, illegitimacy
Type of:
position, status
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

n a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left

Synonyms:
bend sinister
Type of:
ordinary
(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
brand, mark, stain, stigma
a symbol of disgrace or infamy

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