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[[Image:crosspotent.PNG|right|A cross potent]]
 
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In [[heraldry]], a '''cross potent''' is a [[cross]] whose arms end in a short line travelling across at right angles.
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In [[heraldry]], a '''cross potent''' is a [[cross]] whose arms end in a short line travelling across at right angles. The word "potent" here means "crutch", thus each arm is a t-shape, resembling a crutch.
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The cross potent appeared at the centre of the crusaders' arms for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Revision as of 15:20, 19 December 2007

A cross potent

In heraldry, a cross potent is a cross whose arms end in a short line travelling across at right angles. The word "potent" here means "crutch", thus each arm is a t-shape, resembling a crutch.

The cross potent appeared at the centre of the crusaders' arms for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.