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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings; An inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle.

Usage examples (30)
  • The oriflamme was a sacred banner used by the kings of France in the Middle Ages in times of great danger.
  • The North has not hoisted for its oriflamme the Sacred
  • And be your oriflamme, to-day, the helmet of Navarre. '
  • Some bear the Gospel oriflamme, and one by one march out, for more
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