Debruised, (fr. brisé): 1. a term applied more especially to an animal having an ordinary or other charge over it, which also extends over part of the field as well. It is more usual to blazon an ordinary thus treated as surmounted by, though there does not appear to be any very definite rule followed as to the distinctive used of the two terms. It will be observed that this differs essentially from one bearing being charged with another, because in the latter case the sur-charge does not extend into the field.
Argent, a lion rampant gules, debruised with a ragged staff in bend throughout or--STUART, [being an augmentation given by King Charles VI. of France, to Sir Alexander STUART, knight, and since borne by the family upon an inescutcheon over their paternal arms.]
Azure, a lion rampant argent, debruised with a bend gules--WAYLAND, Kent.
Argent, a saltire sable, debruised of a pale gules--John CONEYBEARE, Bp. of Bristol, 1750-55.
Sable, a fesse debruised by a pile or--BRINGBURN.
Or, a chevron gules surmounted by a bendlet azure--Robert de STAFFORD.
The terms depressed and oppressed seem to have practically the same signification as above.
Argent, five annulets, one within the other, azure, alternately oppressing a cross engrailed sable--Robert GIFFORD, Harl. MS., 6137.
Or, five annulets, one within the other vert, embracing and depressed by a cross engrailed gules--Robert GYFFARD.
Gules, a fesse ermine, depressed by a pale of the same within a bordure engrailed azure--SPONNE.
Another application of the word, but rarely and improperly used, is when a bend or chevron is broken.