Impresa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Impresa (Her) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like. "My impresa to your lordship; a swain
      Flying to a laurel for shelter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n impresa A device: an Italian term often used in English, especially of such devices as were peculiarly personal in their character. See device, 7, and impress, n., 2. Also imprese.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Emprise, and cf. Impress (n.), 4

Usage

In literature:

In France you have a taste of them in the device or impresa of my Lord Admiral, which was carried before that time by Octavian Augustus.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
In France you have a taste of them in the device or impresa of my Lord Admiral, which was carried before that time by Octavian Augustus.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
In the Councils of the Republic he always advocated peace, and in particular he spoke against Impresa di Lucca.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
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