- the art or science having to do with coats of arms
- the function of a herald (sense )
- a coat of arms or other heraldic device
- coats of arms, collectively; armorial bearings
- heraldic ceremony or pomp
Origin of heraldryfrom herald
- a. The profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning arms, tracing genealogies, and determining and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms.b. A branch of knowledge dealing with the history and description in proper terms of armorial bearings and their accessories.
- Armorial ensigns or similar insignia.
- Pomp and ceremony, especially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.
(countable and uncountable, plural heraldries)
- (uncountable) The profession or art of devising, granting and blazoning coats of arms, tracing genealogies and ruling on questions of protocol or rank
- Rouge Dragon Pursuivant is a specialist in heraldry at the College of Arms.
- (countable) An armorial ensign along with its history and description
- (uncountable) Pageantry
- Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful heraldry.
From Old French hiraudie