Heraldry definition

hĕrəl-drē
Armorial ensigns or similar insignia.
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The art or science having to do with coats of arms.
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Pomp and ceremony, especially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.
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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.
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A branch of knowledge dealing with the history and description in proper terms of armorial bearings and their accessories.
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The function of a herald.
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Heraldic ceremony or pomp.
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A coat of arms or other heraldic device.
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Coats of arms, collectively; armorial bearings.
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(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.

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(countable) An armorial ensign along with its history and description.
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(uncountable) Pageantry.

Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful heraldry.

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Origin of heraldry

  • From Old French hiraudie

    From Wiktionary