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In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually a landscape or wreath of some sort upon which the supporters are depicted as standing. It is a comparatively late feature of heraldry.

Usually when arms are augmented by supporters, a compartment will be added too.

See also Shield -- Crest -- Mantling -- Supporters -- Motto

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