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CINQUEFOIL (CINQFOIL or CINQUE-FOYLE)
Alternative heraldic terms that describe a charge in the form of a stylized flower having five
leaves and often (but not invariably) pierced in the centre – a cinofoil, cinque-foyle, quinterfoil or quintefeuille
(see also ‘ quatrefoil’ and ‘ trefoil’).
Flag of All Souls College, UK (fotw);
Flag of Aetigkofen, Switzerland (fotw)
royal cypher 1)’ and ‘ monogram’.
HSH Prince Rainier III 1923 – 2005, Monaco (fotw)
CITATION FLAG (or PENNANT)
Citation Pennant, US (fotw)
CITY ARMS (or COAT OF ARMS)
See ‘civic arms 1)’.
Arms of the
City of London, UK (Wikipedia); Arms of the City of Lancaster, UK ( ICH)
See ‘civic flag 1)’.
Flag of the
City of London, UK (fotw); Flag of the City of
Lancaster, UK (fotw)
1) The coat of arms or full set of armorial bearings of a municipality or urban area –
municipal or city arms (see also
‘ armorial bearings’,
‘ 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
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)
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, Czechia (fotw)
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)
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 ‘
Barrancos, Portugal (fotw);
Flag of Ludwigslust, Germany (fotw);
Flag of Bačice, Czechia (fotw);
Flag of Mercia, UK (fotw)
Civic Sash of France
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’).
Civil Air Ensign, UK (fotw); Civil Air Ensign,
Civil Air Ensign, Zambia (fotw)
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 ’).
See under ‘
Civil Ensign of Albania (fotw);
Civil Ensign of The Bahamas (fotw);
Civil Ensign of Luxembourg (fotw)
The version of a national or provincial flag that is for use by private citizens
on land (see also ‘
‘ official flag 2)’,
‘ state flag’,
‘civil ensign’ under ‘ ensign’
and ‘ sub-national flag’ with
Civil Flag and National Flag of
Guatemala (fotw); Civil Flag and
Official Flag of the Canary Islands, Spain (fotw)
See under ‘
Civil Jack of
The Bahamas (fotw)
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