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Dictionary of Vexillology: C (Cinquefoil - Civil Jack)
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- CINQUEFOIL (CINQFOIL or CINQUE-FOYLE)
- The heraldic term for a charge in the form of a stylized flower having five
leaves and often (but not invariably) pierced in the centre – a quinterfoil or quintefeuille
(see also ‘quatrefoil’ and ‘trefoil’).
from left: cinquefoil example; Flag of Aetigkofen, Switzerland (fotw);
Flag of Hamilton, Canada (fotw);
Arms and Flag of Ardooie, Belgium (Wikipedia
- See ‘royal cypher 1)’ and ‘monogram’.
Cipher of HSH Prince Rainier III 1923 – 2005, Monaco (fotw)
- CITATION FLAG (or PENNANT)
- See ‘award flag’.
Presidential Unit 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)
- CITY FLAG
- See ‘civic flag 1)’.
Flag of the City of London, UK (fotw); Flag of the City of
Lancaster, UK (fotw)
- CIVIC ARMS
- 1) The coat of arms or full set of armorial bearings of a municipality or urban area –
municipal or city arms (see also
‘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
Arms of 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)
- CIVIC BANNER
- 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, Czech Republic (fotw)
- CIVIC CROWN
- 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)
- CIVIC FLAG
- 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 ‘civil flag’.
Flag of Barrancos, Portugal (fotw); Flag of
Ludwigslust, Germany (fotw); Flag of
Bohuňovice, Czech Republic (fotw); Flag of
Cheshire, UK (fotw)
- CIVIC SASH
- See ‘sash 1)’.
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’).
From left: Civil Air Ensign, UK (fotw); Civil Air Ensign,
Pakistan (fotw); Civil Air Ensign,
Civil Air Ensign, Zambia (fotw); Civil Air Flag,
Poland 1930–32 (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’).
- CIVIL ENSIGN
- See under ‘ensign’.
Civil Ensign of Albania (fotw);
Civil Ensign of The Bahamas (fotw);
Civil Ensign of Luxembourg (fotw)
- CIVIL FLAG
- The version of a national or provincial flag that is for use by private citizens
on land (see also ‘national flag’,
‘official flag 2)’,
‘civil ensign’ under ‘ensign’
and ‘sub-national flag’ with
From left: Civil Flag and National Flag of Guatemala (fotw); Civil Flag and
Official Flag of the Canary Islands, Spain (fotw)
- CIVIL JACK
- See under ‘jack’.
Civil Jack of The Bahamas (fotw)
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