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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pre·sa n.  Her. A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like. [Written also imprese and impress.]
 My impresa to your lordship; a swain
 Flying to a laurel for shelter.   --J. Webster.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·prese n. A device. See Impresa.
    An imprese, as the Italians call it, is a device in picture with his motto or word, borne by noble or learned personages.   --Camden.