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Ordinaries and sub-ordinaries

An 'ordinary' is one of a class of charges, typically a figure of simple geometric form as seen below.



Pale ---- Fess ---- Chevron ---- Bend ---- Chief

Per Pale -- Per Fess -- PerChevron -- Pile ----Saltire
Each of these designs can be subject to any number of "sub-ordinaries".

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