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CURTANA (a latinized form of the A.-F...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 650 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CURTANA (a latinized form of the A.-Fr. curtein, from Lat. curt us, shortened), the pointless sword of mercy, known also as Edward the Confessor's sword, borne at the coronation of the kings of England between the two pointed swords of temporal and spiritual justice (see REGALIA). - r
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