Indented, (fr. denché), sometimes written endented: signifies that the edge of the ordinary, or the line of partition, is notched after the manner of dancetty, but with smaller teeth. It is applied most frequently to the fesse, though the bend, the pale, and the chevron are sometimes thus treated; also the chief, the indentation of course being in this case only on the under side. When the indentations are so deep as that the points touch the alternate edges of the ordinary, they are said to be indented point in point, or throughout.
Azure, a chief indented or--DUNHAM, Lincolnshire.
Sire Roger de BAVENT, de argent, od le chef endente de sable--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Sire Elys DAUBENY, de goules a une fesse endente de argent--Ibid.
Azure, a chevron indented gules--BRIGHTELEY, Devon.
Azure, a bend indented point in point or and gules between six escallops of the second--CRUSE, Devon.
Argent, a fesse per fesse indented throughout vert and sable, cottised counterchanged[otherwise, a fesse indented point in point vert and sable]--HODY, Dorset.
Argent, a fesse indented point in point or and gules; three trefoils slipped in chief sable--TYLL, Devon.
When the indentation of two ordinaries intersected one another the term 'de l'un en l'autre' was employed. The number of the endentures(or indents) is also sometimes given, and it is clear the old endenté answers rather to the modern dancetty.
Sire Walter de Fresnes, de goules à ij bendes endentes de or e de azure le un en le autre. Sire Hugh de Fresnes, de argent e de azure les bendes endente. [The first might be blazoned 'Gules, a bend per bend indented or and azure;' the second is intended to have the same field]--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Sire William de MONTAGU, de argent, a une fesse endente de goules a iij endentures--Ibid.