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In [[heraldry]], the '''label''' is sub-ordinary in the shape of a horizontal line with three short lines (occasionally five) protruding from the bottom of it. It almost always appears on the chief of the shield.
 
In [[heraldry]], the '''label''' is sub-ordinary in the shape of a horizontal line with three short lines (occasionally five) protruding from the bottom of it. It almost always appears on the chief of the shield.
   
In [[period]] heraldry it is a mark of [[cadence]], indicating the first son, though this is not officially recognised in the [[SCA]]. A white label is used to distinguish the English Royal arms for the heir apparent, one of the rare cases where heraldry recognises ''white'' as a colour.<br>
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When used as a [[brisure]] a [[label of three points]] indicates the first son, though this is not officially recognised in the [[SCA]]. A white label is used to distinguish the English Royal arms for the heir apparent, one of the rare cases where heraldry recognises ''white'' as a colour.<br>
 
In some cases a label is itself charged with a further mark of cadence, to identify junior sons.
 
In some cases a label is itself charged with a further mark of cadence, to identify junior sons.
   

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In heraldry, the label is sub-ordinary in the shape of a horizontal line with three short lines (occasionally five) protruding from the bottom of it. It almost always appears on the chief of the shield.

When used as a brisure a label of three points indicates the first son, though this is not officially recognised in the SCA. A white label is used to distinguish the English Royal arms for the heir apparent, one of the rare cases where heraldry recognises white as a colour.
In some cases a label is itself charged with a further mark of cadence, to identify junior sons.