Chapeau Agreement

8 Apr

“Chapeau” is a French term that means a hat or other cover for the head. In the European Heraldik on the continent, it is used as a sign of ecclesiastical dignity, especially as a sign of the cardinals, called a red hat. He is carried over the shield like a painter, as the Mitres and Coronets are. A Hat is flat, very narrow above, but with a wide edge, adorned with long intertwined silk ropes; from the inside with rows of torment, called focci by the Italians, always more as they come below. The hat was given to them by Innocent IV in 1250, but was not used in weapons until 1300. Until then, the cardinals were represented with bodices. Archbishops and patriarchs wore green hats with four rows of twitches; The bishops wore the same color, but with three; Prothonotaries and apostolic abbots with two. The Hat is also sometimes used as a sign of secular dignity, such as a cap, or Ermine-armed coroner, worn by dukes, etc. The weighing is worn on the Hat; and by the hat are separated the coat and coat; It is a rule that no coat of arms should touch the shield immediately. Some Bicorne shapes have been designed to be folded flat, so they could be easily hidden under the arm if they were not worn.

A bicorne of this style is also known as the Hat-Bras or HAT-of-BRAs. A recent article on the word of the day dealt with subpoenas, a legal term that comes from Latin. Today, it`s the turn of French. Hat is the Frenchman for “Hat” and is sometimes used with this literal meaning in English. In legal terminology, the Hat is the establishment of a contract or agreement that defines its principles as a whole. Hat also has a completely different meaning in English. As an inquiry, it is used as a humorous expression of esteem. The picture here is of someone who lifts his hat as a sign of respect or esteem, something that is rarely seen these days when it is the norm to be without a hat. The legal importance of hat is one of the many legally binding terms we have added to the Macmillan Dictionary in recent years.

Meanwhile, the interjection seems to have been borrowed directly from French, where the expression hat! means “well done.”