Counterchanged Coun`ter*changed" (-ch?njd"), a. 1. Exchanged. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure. [1913 Webster]

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