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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fess  \Fess\,  Fesse  \Fesse\,  n.  [OF.  fesse,  faisse  F.  fasce,  fr 
  L.  fascia  band.  See  {Fascia}.]  (Her.) 
  A  band  drawn  horizontally  across  the  center  of  an  escutcheon, 
  and  containing  in  breadth  the  third  part  of  it  one  of  the 
  nine  honorable  ordinaries. 
 
  {Fess  point}  (Her.),  the  exact  center  of  the  escutcheon.  See 
  {Escutcheon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fess 
  n  :  a  broad  horizontal  band  across  a  shield  [syn:  {fesse}] 




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