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Dictionary of Vexillology: C (Cinquefoil - Civil Sash)
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- CINQUEFOIL (CINQFOIL or CINQUE-FOYLE)
- The heraldic term for a charge in the form of a stylized flower having five
leaves and often (but not invariably) pierced in the centre – a quinterfoil or quintefeuille
(see also ‘quatrefoil’ and ‘trefoil’).
from left: cinquefoil example; Flag of Aetigkofen, Switzerland (fotw);
Flag of Hamilton, Canada (fotw);
Flag of Ardooie, Belgium (fotw)
- See ‘royal cypher 1)’ and ‘monogram’.
Cipher of HSH Prince Rainier III 1923 – 2005, Monaco (fotw)
- CITATION FLAG (or PENNANT)
- See ‘award flag’.
Presidential Unit Citation Pennant, US (fotw)
- CITY ARMS (or COAT OF ARMS)
- See ‘civic arms 1)’.
Arms of the City of London, UK (Wikipedia);
- CITY FLAG
- See ‘civic flag 1)’.
Arms of the City of London, UK (fotw);
- CIVIC ARMS
- 1) The coat of arms or full set of armorial bearings of a municipality or urban area –
municipal or city arms (see also
‘civic flag 1)’ and
‘coat of arms 2)’).
- 2) In UK usage and in some others, as above but also the arms or full set of armorial bearings
of a sub-national county – the county arms (see also ‘civic flag 2)’).
- 3) The term can also be applied to the emblems of sub-national entities that are not coats of
arms or full sets of armorial bearings as defined herein (see also
Arms of Amvrosiivka, Ukraine (fotw); Arms of
Plitvička jezera, Croatia (fotw); Arms of
Barrancos, Portugal (ICH); Arms of Ludwigslust, Germany (fotw); Arms of Northumberland County, UK (Internet Business Directory)
- CIVIC BANNER
- 1) See ‘banner 3)’.
- 2) A term that may be used when the flag of a municipality or urban area is a
banner of arms – see ’civic flag’ (also
‘banner of arms’).
Flag and Arms of Davle, Czech Republic (fotw)
- CIVIC CROWN
- 1) The heraldic term for a closed garland or chaplet composed of oak leaves and acorns
(see also ‘crown triumphal’ and
- 2) See ‘mural crown 1)’.
A Heraldic Civic Crown (Parker)
- CIVIC FLAG
- 1) The flag of a municipality or urban area – a municipal flag or city flag (see also
‘banner 4)’ and ‘civic arms 1)’).
- 2) In UK usage and in some others, as above but also the sub-national flag of a county (see also
‘sub-national flag’ and ‘civic arms 2)’).
- 3) See ‘civil flag’.
Flag of Barrancos, Portugal (fotw); Flag of
Ludwigslust, Germany (fotw); Flag of
Bohuňovice, Czech Republic (fotw); Flag of
Cheshire, UK (fotw)
- CIVIL AIR (or AVIATION) ENSIGN (or FLAG)
- That flag flown at civilian airports, landing fields and by civil air authorities
(see also ‘royal air mail pennant’).
Please note that in British use (and in that of
some Commonwealth countries) such a flag is called a civil air ensign (see also
‘air mail flag’).
From left: Civil Air Ensign, UK (fotw); Civil Air Ensign,
Pakistan (fotw); Civil Air Ensign,
Civil Air Ensign, Zambia (fotw); Civil Air Flag,
Poland 1930–32 (fotw)
- CIVIL ENSIGN
- See under ‘ensign’.
Civil Ensign of Albania (fotw);
Civil Ensign of The Bahamas (fotw);
Civil Ensign of Luxembourg (fotw)
- CIVIL FLAG
- The version of a national or provincial flag that is for use by private citizens
on land (see also ‘national flag’,
‘official flag 2)’,
‘civil ensign’ under ‘ensign’
and ‘sub-national flag’ with
From left: Civil Flag and National Flag of Guatemala (fotw); Civil Flag and
Official Flag of The Canary Islands, Spain (fotw)
- CIVIL JACK
- See under ‘jack’.
Civil Jack of The Bahamas (fotw)
- CIVIL SASH
- See ‘sash 1)’.
Civic Sash of France
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