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[MR] Cadency and Conflict

Poster: "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com>

Senhor Pedro de Alcazar writes:

> As far as I know, the "new rules" (now 7 years old) no longer do
> major and minor points of differences. Instead, what we're doing
> now is based off of what we know about mediaeval cadency, thanks
> to Robert Gayre's work on the matter. Changing the tertiary
> charges gets you one cadency step, no matter what.

I thought that cadency was the system of adding a label to the
oldest son's arms, a crescent to the second son's, etc. (I have a
mnemonic song about it, if anyone's interested.)  Does the word
have a second meaning that relates to judging whether two devices
are sufficiently different?

-- Alfredo

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