Bar-sinister meaning

A heraldic bend or baton sinister, held to signify bastardy. Not in technical use.
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A hint or proof of illegitimate birth.
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(heraldry, considered nonstandard) A bend sinister or baton sinister in a coat of arms.
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(idiomatic, euphemistic) The state or characteristic of having been born out of wedlock; illegitimacy; bastardy.
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(idiomatic, by extension) A state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.
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Alternative form of bar sinister.
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