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bar sinister

bar sinister

 
pronunciation:
bar sI nih str
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in heraldry, a bar on a shield that runs diagonally from lower left to upper right, signifying an illegitimate ancestor; bend sinister.
definition 2: the condition or stigma of, or the evidence indicating or proving, illegitimate birth.
definition 3: any stigma or reproach that becomes attached to someone or something.