Debruised De*bruised", a. [Cf. OF. debruisier to shatter, break. Cf. {Bruise}.] (Her.) Surmounted by an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut. [1913 Webster]

The lion of England and the lilies of France without the baton sinister, under which, according to the laws of heraldry, they where debruised in token of his illegitimate birth. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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