Scutcheon meaning

skŭchən
  • 1935, Francis Beeding, chapter 10/6, The Norwich Victims.
    The Attorney-General, however, had used this episode, which Martin in retrospect had felt to be a blot on the scutcheon, merely to emphasise the intelligence and resource of the prisoner.

The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes. "” Macaulay.

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A small plate of metal, such as the shield around a keyhole.
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An escutcheon.
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