Marks of cadency
Cadency Ca"den*cy, n. Descent of related families; distinction between the members of a family according to their ages. [1913 Webster]

{Marks of cadency} (Her.), bearings indicating the position of the bearer as older or younger son, or as a descendant of an older or younger son. See {Difference} (Her.). [1913 Webster]


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