bar sinister

Definitions of bar sinister
  1. noun
    the status of being born to parents who were not married
    synonyms: bastardy, illegitimacy
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    type of:
    position, status
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
  2. noun
    a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
    synonyms: bend sinister
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    type of:
    (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
    brand, mark, stain, stigma
    a symbol of disgrace or infamy
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